Mercedes Closet Inc.
Mercedes’ Closet was established as a direct response to the growing epidemic of intimate partner violence and other violent crimes happening to members of the LGBTQ community. We are here providing our survivors with resources and a safe haven for which to receive them. These crimes are including domestic violence, sexually violent crimes, hate crimes, and Trans violence (violence against transgenders).
Company Mission Statement
Our mission is to encircle, embrace, and empower.
Encircle and embrace our LGBTQ family members who are survivors of violent crimes, to let them know they are loved and not alone. With our dedication, resources, and services, we empower them to rebuild and lead fearless lives.
Company Philosophy and Vision
Mercedes’ Closet’s vision is to be the top leading resource hub for LGBTQ survivors of violent crimes.
Our philosophy is always put God first in all you do, lead with honesty and equality sensitivity,
love without fear, and serve without judgement
The goal of the center is to assist members of the LGBTQ community who are survivors of violent crimes with locating resources, options for treatment, and offer positive support system without the bias and
phobias they face with traditional support agencies.
To reach and assist at least 150 LBTGQ survivors annually.
Mercedes Closet will offer assistance for LGBTQ members that are survivors of violent crimes. This assistance will be in the form of locating adequate treatment options, emergency shelter (only in cases of life-threatening situations), and a network of support in the form of a group setting.
Resources (The resources are including but not limited to)
Emergency Shelter Assistance
Mercedes’ Closet will offer emergency shelter, this will come in the form of financial assistance for emergency shelter for victims that need to be placed quickly in cases of life-threatening emergency.
Access To Treatment Options
Mercedes’ Closet will assist in locating and matching individual clients with appropriate treatment options.
Network of Support Through Groups
Mercedes’ Closet will offer other assistance in the form of group support. This will allow individuals to meet other individuals dealing with similar situations. Allowing them to network, find coping strategies, and a support system. Thus, letting them know that they are not alone and we (as a community) are here to help in any way possible.