Dignity/Arizona Board President Reverend Mark Elliott Newman presented a gift of $750 from the St. Damien of Molokai Chapter to Jenny Diaz, founder and CEO of Mulligan’s Manor, during the Chapter’s monthly potluck gathering following Mass on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Chapter tithes 10% of the annual stewardship collection in support of local organizations serving the LGBT community.
Mulligan's Manor was established in 2011 and is home to a special family of at-risk boys who have found refuge from the turmoil of their lives. It is the first non-profit 501(c)(3) licensed group home in Arizona that specializes in serving gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally (GBTQA) youth. One of only three GBTQA homes in the nation, Mulligan Manor’s primary goal is to support youth who have experienced trauma and need individual attention. The youth, ages 12 to 17, live in a family home with house parents who are onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program focus centers on building healthy and positive relationships that will support the youth in their future lives.