Our milestone program is the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) which addresses an ongoing issue in the Middle Eastern-LGBTQ community. According to the Kaiser family report, about 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. The leading reason for homelessness among this group are due to family rejection. 100% of our ESA recipients claim the reason for needing this grant is family rejection.



  • Your income and assets in the bank add up to less than your monthly housing expenses.
  • Your monthly income is less than $800 and your assets in the bank are $300 or less.
  • Your monthly rental is less than $500 and less than your assets in the bank.

Click here to apply for Al GAMEA’s Emergency Shelter Assistance Grant