Signal boost: Help keep Lapis off the street!
I've been asked to signal boost this by AJ, one of the few people whom I would say in public that I trust.
Lapis, a friend of his, is a transwoman who is disabled and is also at this time homeless. Lapis is undergoing a mental health crisis at this time and is actively seeking assistance. However, the mental health system has judged that Lapis is not undergoing a sufficiently bad crisis to warrant hospitalization (which would mean getting her off the street). As far as I know, Lapis is estranged from her family so they are not an option for assistance at this time. To render assistance, AJ has gone into the red by sacrificing money he had saved up to get his car fixed to get Lapis into a motel for the next couple of days. For family reasons, AJ isn't able to hook Lapis up with crash space.
If you can help out somehow, can you please donate a few dollars to this campaign and repost this message elsewhere to bring it to the attention of more people? If you're not in a position to donate money, if you could hook Lapis up with crash space somewhere in the Portland area or if you can help AJ get his car repaired (in the event that he has to drive Lapis someplace), please contact me through one of the socnets I use or at one of the e-mail addresses associated with my PGP key and I'll pass word along.