Rainbow Youth Tauranga Drop-in Centre Burnt Down in a suspicious fire

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On the night of 15 June, Rainbow Youth's Tauranga Drop-in Centre was burnt down in a suspicious fire overnight. Rainbow Youth's building is 1 of 60 buildings in Tauranga's Historic Village. It was destroyed by fire overnight. The fire began at approximately 12.30 AM.

The details of the attack are unknown. However, this is a very distressing time for Rainbow Youth and the queer community in Aotearoa, especially in Tauranga. While we uncover the details, I am putting up this Give a Little for people to donate to Rainbow Youth during this time.

All money from this fundraiser will be donated to Rainbow Youth. Rainbow Youth does have a form of insurance that we are looking into and this page will be updated with the information regarding the coverage as soon as that information is available.

Here's a list of places you can reach out to:

OUTLine NZ - 0800 688 5463 | outline.org.nz - Queer and gender diverse specific phone and online chat services.

Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland - this connects you to a counsellor or trained volunteer. Lifeline is a suicide crisis helpline available 24/7. Call if someone discloses suicidal thoughts or plans of suicide. The person does not need to be in immediate danger to call.

Youthline - 0800 376 633 - Call to speak to a phone counsellor. Some topics that you might call to discuss would be anxiety, depression, problems between friends, problems at home, disordered eating, general mental health questions

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All money from this fundraiser will be donated to Rainbow Youth.

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Update from ED   6 October 2022

“The funds raised will be used to help RainbowYOUTH find a space to run social groups out of in the short term, and work towards a permanent place for RY in the long term. We have had a longstanding relationship with Gender Dynamix in the area and we want to ensure they also retrieve anything they lost in the fire.”

Pooja Subramanian

Executive Director


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