Saathi Peer Support
Sometimes, we all need a friend to listen to our concerns, reassure us and offer us a helping hand with information and support. For many Desi LGBTQ folks and for parents and families of LGBTQ folks, that’s not easy to find.
For those who need peer support from someone who has experienced a similar life trajectory, we offer a Saathi (friend), someone who can listen, support and offer referrals. The Saathi program consists of Desi Rainbow volunteers who themselves identify as LGBTQ+ or are parents and family members of an LGBTQ+ child.
All Saathi volunteers are themselves LGBTQ+ or parents and allies, and can only offer peer support. While we will do our best to match you with a volunteer with similar experience, we cannot guarantee it. We do not offer advice on medical, legal or mental health issues. For resources beyond peer support, please view our resource list - https://www.desirainbow.org/resources.
Support for Saathi volunteer training and materials is provided by the Prism Foundation.