AXIO Coalition ©

Mission Statement

The mission of Axio Coalition© is to foster hope, dignity and self-respect in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer identified (LGBT+) youth of Jefferson Parish and to provide them an opportunity to grow up in a safe, healthy and supportive environment, through prevention, education and shared leadership to reduce substance use and address other behavioral health issues among youth and families.

Axio Coalition© was established in response to the growing number of LGBT+ youth in Jefferson Parish who are experiencing homelessness, bullying, substance abuse and addiction, isolation from their families, suicides, and a wide range of life challenges or setbacks.

All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
— Harvey Milk