SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
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2200 Gravois Ave, Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 772-2190

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Dan Stewart, MS
Program Coordinator

Programs & Services
Money & Finance Programs
Meal Outings
Food-based Social Events
Outreach and Tabling
Cultural Competency Training
LGBT Health Access Training
Welcoming Spaces Training
Bereavement Support
Information & Referral
Home Care Referral
Legal Clinic

About SAGE Metro St. Louis

SAGE of PROMO Fund strives to enhance the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through service, advocacy and community awareness.

SAGE Metro St. Louis is the ninth SAGE to incorporate as a nonprofit joining the national SAGENet. In order to end the invisibility of aging and older adults in the LGBT community, SAGE supports local LGBT leadership and older adult advocates as powerful engines for positive change within communities. SAGENet affiliates strengthen local work, increase visibility, and provide a national network of programs and services for LGBT older adults around the country.

Recent Highlights

Midwest Regional LGBT Summit
Hosted the White House and HHS regional summit on LGBT issues. This summit focused on the following topics:

  • The Future of Federal and State Nondiscrimination Protections
  • Improving Data Collection for the LGBT Community
  • Health Disparities and the Trans and Queer Trans Communities of Color
  • Health and Aging in the LGBT Community
  • LGBT Communities and the Affordable Care Act: Where Are We Now?
  • How to Effectively Engage and Support LGBT Youth

HUD Homeless Shelter Policy Workshop
Hosted Abbilyn Miller from the Department of Housing and Urban Developmentspoke to 29 participants, all staff from shelters, about the new HUD rules regarding trans* individuals in shelter situations. Prior to Abbilyn’s presentation, SAGE and PROMO staffers presented the Welcoming Spaces Training.

HUD Housing Grant
The City of St. Louis recently awarded SAGE $30,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist implementation of HUD’s recent landmark ruling called “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs.” Because of this ruling and the support of the City of St. Louis, LGBT individuals and families finally have fair and equal access to HUD funded programs. This grant has resulted in the first LGBT Older Adult Outreach program in St. Louis, thanks to the full support of Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Shane Cohn. As part of this program, SAGE will provide training and technical assistance to senior housing providers on how to best serve their LGBT older adult clients. SAGE will also develop an LGBT senior housing resource guide that will promote those housing providers who have adopted LGBT inclusive policies and procedures. In addition, the guide will provide older adults with information regarding their rights to equal housing and how to file complaints should they encounter discrimination. Read more about this initiative here.

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