BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Rainbow Families is a nonprofit service organization, dedicated to the support, empowerment, and education of LGBTQ+ families, prospective parents, and allies. Becoming a Rainbow Families member brings about several benefits as detailed below.
Important: Should membership dues or other fees present a roadblock to participation, please send an email in confidence to our Executive Director. Rainbow Families does not want economics to be a factor in connecting with our community and/or receiving benefit or services of membership.
Available only to members, our Member Directory is a great way to connect with families whom you have met at events, but may have not exchanged contact information. Members have control of their privacy settings and whether to have their information seen by other members.
To access the Directory, you must log in to your account, where you will find it on the Member Dashboard. Members can edit what is shared, or opt-out entirely, again from the Member Dashboard.
Reduced Fees (or no cost) for Programs & Events
Rainbow Families offers several programs and events throughout the year for LGBTQ families, prospective parents, and allies; many of our programs are offered at a discount (or free) for most membership levels
Education and Support Programs such as Maybe Baby, numerous Support Groups, and our largest event, the Annual Family Conference – a tradition since 2004.
Community Events & Connections include our February & October dances, a huge Annual Family Picnic, Camping Weekend, Great Wolf Lodge getaway, and activities such as our pen-pal program, arts and crafts, storytimes and more
Click Programs & Events to learn more; our schedule is added to regularly.
Members have access to our ever-growing list of LGBTQ+ inclusive service providers and practitioners. Rainbow Families provides this list to connect our community with access to resources, as part of our mission to also support LGBTQ+ (and LGBTQ+ supportive) businesses and service providers
Often, LGBTQ+ individuals seek care from other LGBTQ+ individuals who may better understand their lived experiences; accordingly this directory also allows providers to identify themselves as part of the LGBTQ+ community, if they choose.
Listings are not endorsements. Rainbow Families never sells space in our directory; this is not an advertising section as many other organizations do. This is a sincere effort to share qualified, competent, inclusive LGBTQ+ resources with our members
This is Rainbow Families’ member listserv. Here, members share community, connection, and information, which is fundamental to fulfilling our mission at Rainbow Families. Members can ask questions, seek advice, get support, and share parenting stories or milestones,
Birthday Cards for Children
When members include their kiddo’s names and birthdates in their profile, Rainbow Families celebrates and honors them with a birthday card each year!