BPSF's Jeremy O Torres Emergency Stabilization Fund (JOTESF) application is available 24/7! Use our online application. BPSF was created to support our local LGBTQIA+ emerging adults, and the Jeremy O. Torres Emergency Stabilization Fund is here for you when you're facing an unexpected crisis.
BPSF serves LGBTQIA+ emerging adults (between the ages of 18 and 25) residing in the Greater San Marcos area, including Hays County. We recognize everyone has their unique path and we are here as a source of support during unforeseen difficult times. We can support Texas State and ACC students residing in our service area.
In the past two years, the JOTESF has supported over 125 LGBTQIA+ individuals at a time of unexpected need. Circumstances included medical emergencies, natural disasters, immigration requirements, unexpected work reductions, loss of support from family, and roommate situations negatively impacting rent payment. We are proud to continue this legacy of support. We invite you to read about the Legacy of Jeremy and his influence on BPSF.
We are excited to offer useful and enjoyable gifts through our Virtual Silent Auction, starting at 8 a.m. on November 27th and ending at 6 p.m. on November 29th in honor of Giving Tuesday! Mark yourself as "Going" to our virtual Facebook event and follow our page to get sneak previews of the gift bundles leading up to the auction opening. Instructions on how to bid, monitor your bid in order to win, and delivery details are posted in the event. All donations and bids accepted through this year’s virtual silent auction will go directly to supporting Jeremy O. Torres Emergency Stabilization Fund grants for any residents in the Greater San Marcos Area, inclusive of Hays County, who qualify. Want to make a donation now? Go to our Donate Page. Here is a sneak preview of the silent auction items!