The Pride Shelter Trust was formed in 2006 with the shelter in operation for the past six years, The Pride Shelter is a crisis and trauma centre providing short-term residential accommodation and psycho-social support to LGBTI+ persons experiencing crisis or trauma in their lives, and to date has aided and accommodated over 700 individuals. Rooted in a human-rights-based approach, the centre strives to promote dignity, self-respect and a sense of personal empowerment across the LGBTI+ spectrum.
Says Ian McMahon, Chairman of The Pride Shelter: “As a NGO, we rely heavily on individuals with a vast and significant knowledge base to serve on the board. At present, we are particularly looking for persons that can truly represent every kind of individual who belongs within the LGBTI+ community - from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexes, races and sexual orientations. We seriously urge those who feel they can contribute in a significant way to submit their applications as soon as possible.”
At present, The Pride Shelter is the only known residential support centre of its kind within South Africa and Africa as a whole.
Members who serve on the board of directors do not receive any financial reward for doing so.
Interested individuals can submit their applications (CV and motivation) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (by Friday, 13 October 2017).