Liberty Place is committed to supporting human rights by providing safe and diverse spaces to live, learn, work and engage in community. Our vision for ALLAHWE is a 7-acre campus with emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing, earmarked units for veterans, and tiny homes for up to 50 formerly homeless individuals or small families.
Founded in Service
After the brutal 2011 murder of young Jamal Richards in Frederiksted, our community stepped together toward ending violence against LGBTQ+ Crucians. Liberty Place was born of this trouble and is rooted in Pride.
Liberty Place is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation in good standing with the IRS and the VI Lt. Governor’s office. Liberty Place worked with the US Department of Justice to bring Hate Crimes Training to the VIPD.
Liberty Place began Safe Space training in our local high schools and initiated condom distribution and HIV prevention. Liberty Place was the founder and original host of local Pride.
Founded in Need
ALLAHWE is a project of Liberty Place, Inc. in collaboration with Frederiksted Health Care, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services, and Department of Health and Housing Finance Authority. Our work is facilitated by gifts from private donors and the St Croix Foundation & Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. In January of 2021, we opened our doors with just this private support.
ALLAHWE began in 2016 with “Safe Space” Saturday morning clinics specifically welcoming the chronically homeless of St Croix. In 4 years, we served 175 patients and have had over 1,000 visits to our facility, where homeless individuals and their families are greeted with hot meals, medical, dental and psychiatric exams, free prescriptions, showers, new shoes, and clean clothes.
As we build upon our current programs, these support services and enrichment activities will include:
- Financial literacy, life-skills, and employment development
- Community “Kitchen Garden” and artisan training
- Emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing
- Linkage to care with medical, behavioral health, and dental services
- Culinary arts and food programming
- Group and community enrichment activities
Our vision is a 7-acre campus with emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive services, earmarked units for veterans, and tiny homes for up to 50 formerly homeless individuals or small families. Learn more about our future plans and how you can support here.
As a grassroots organization, we draw our strength from the community we serve. We encourage participation and feedback from our fellow Virgin Islanders and rely on the dedication of our many wonderful volunteers!