Alianza Latina is a program of the Vera Court Neighborhood Center. Alianza Latina serves LGBTQ Latino youth, their families and allies, through supportive, responsive programming that addresses issues of safety, discrimination, and mental health. Alianza Latina is a culturally sensitive safe-haven where LGBTQ Latino youth, their families and allies, come together to support each other, create opportunities, and learn about resources and services available to the LGBTQ community in Madison. This is a prevention program, working to reduce the impact of discrimination within Madison’s Latino LGBTQ community and working to address the mental health needs of this community.
Alianza Latina has received the monetary support of the United Way of Dane County, the Capital Times Kids Fund, the New Harvest Foundation, GSAFE and the Wisconsin Fund.
Alianza Latina collaborates with organizations such as the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), Outreach, Inc., Parents Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG), Gay & Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (GSAFE), AIDS Network, Fair Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Latino Health Education Council, Grupo Vida, Proud Theater, Diego Campoverde from La Movida Radio Station, the New Harvest Foundation, the Capital Kids Fund, the Rape Crisis Center & Freedom Inc.