Located in Houston, Texas, Bel Inizio helps disadvantaged women develop self-confidence and life skills through fitness and nutrition. Participants train to complete a 5K, which helps prepare them for the ultimate race — the race for a better life.
Houston has a generous giving community and great compassion for those in need. We have emergency shelters, transitional housing, and half-way houses. The agencies offer case workers, recovery programs, and job skills training. What gets lost, and is critically needed, is helping individuals achieve the self esteem and confidence that can come from an ongoing exercise and nutrition program.
According to the National Center for the Homeless, 30% of clients using shelters and transitional housing identified as LGBT.
I’m asking for your help.
I run for Bel Inizio. Bel Inizio helps disadvantaged women in transitional housing build their self-esteem thought fitness and nutrition. They learn to make a commitment and achieve goal of completing a 5K race. 20 clients from Santa Maria Hostel just did that on September 3 changing their outlook and life.
Our clients have many challenges including drug and alcohol addiction, physical abuse, dysfunctional family life, and criminal pasts. They live in shelters and transitional housing. By extension, 30% of the clients Bel Inizio serves may identify as LGBT.
As you know LGBT individuals face a particular set of challenges when they are trying to avoid homelessness, stay sober, regain their children, and stay out of jail.
Bel Inizio helps. We show our women that they matter, that they can improve their circumstances, and they can succeed. We need your help now. Our fall programs will be starting soon and we expect to have over 60 clients all working hard to take their first steps in their race for a better life.
Please support all our Bel Inizio’s clients through the Gay10 Giving Challenge. What you do, through us, really makes a difference.
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|The Gay 10K||$125.00*||10/14/2016||Congratulations and thank you for participating in The Gay 10K Charity Challenge.|
|Theresa Strong||$27.50||9/8/2016||Please help me, support all our Bel inizio clients.|
|* offline donation|