Community Outreach - Education and Training



The goals of GLEH’s Community Outreach – Education and Training programs are to increase the cultural competency, capacity, awareness and education level of providers and community members as they relate to issues specific to low-income elder LGBT and HIV/AIDS populations.

istockphoto_10352745-nursing-homeOverall access to social and preventive services is a growing concern among older adults who have a greater risk of suffering from acute and chronic diseases, behavioral health issues and other concerns. For members of the LGBT elder community, this is an even greater concern. Older LGBT persons traditionally have not been supported or sought support from institutions and social service providers.

To counter this, GLEH offers the following services to increase the capacity of community providers to prepare them to be better equipped to handle LGBT and HIV/AIDS elders throughout the greater social service, public health, housing and education sectors.

GLEH provides these community services in a culturally relevant manner employing direct care, social service, housing and educational programs while addressing the issues that are unique to this growing population.

Studies conducted with this population show that the more satisfied respondents were with the support that they received, the less lonely they felt.