Essential Haus Events

At Essential Haus we support survivors with healing circles (peer support groups) that provide a safe space to share their stories and for self-exploration + personal growth. Through various activities and discussions, we delve into our own inner landscape, uncovering the deeper layers of ourselves and gaining valuable personal insight. We also host various events that engage community in some of the most diverse ways.

    • Join us for a sacred space of healing and empowerment at our BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Healing Circle. Together, we will honor our journeys, share personal stories, and embrace our resilience.

      Let’s heal, thrive, and celebrate our beautiful identities! This peer support group will be held at University of Miami room 2300G -- OPEN TO ALL!

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    • Vogue Ball Showcase at University of Miami

      The moment we’ve all been waiting for!!! Our Ball Showcase will be on Friday, March 1st, in the Newman Alumni Center! Doors will open at 7:00PM and the show will begin at 7:30PM. Come for a night full of Ball performances from South Florida Ballroom Performers featuring local Miami Dade Ballroom Hauses. Food will be provided! Non UM students $15 entry fee. Tickets available at the door. 🌟

      Additionally, thank you to our non profit partner for the BLQ Showcase, Essential Haus. Essential Haus is a LGBTQ+ domestic violence and homelessness organization. They are on a quest to open a shelter in Miami, Florida. Their goal is to help LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence get a new start on life. From housing assistance, job placement, professional counseling or educational resources; all while creating a roadmap of hope for victims, survivors and those looking to leave a violent relationship but lack the resources to do so. We are so excited to collaborate with such a phenomenal initiative and founder, Timothy McLemore!

      We are so excited to share this evening with you all - Black Leaders for the Queer Community @ UM

      Missed it? Watch here!! 
    • LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Workshop at Barry University

      Join the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and Essential Haus for College Brides Walk, an annual campaign started in 2011 to raise awareness about dating and domestic violence. We walk in memory for the thousands of individuals affected by abusive partners every year. Essential Haus will be holding a LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence educational workshop in collaboration with Dr. Finley.

      Bridal gowns or formal attire are encouraged, but not required.

      Wearing white is recommended.

      Click Here to Watch the Recap! 
    • Drag Bingo at Hamburger Mary's

      Join us for a fun night of Legendary Drag Bingo at Hamburger Mary's! We're giving away some GOOD prizes! Seating starts at 6pm with balls dropping at 7pm! First come first serve seating.

      Missed it? Watch the recap here! 
    • Healing allows us to let go of the past and embrace a brighter future, one step at a time. It’s a journey of self-care, self-love, and finding inner strength.

      Join us Friday June 16th 7-9pm for our healing circle in collaboration with @pridelines! Whether you’re a survivor of domestic violence or not, we welcome people of all experiences to share space with us. Come experience the magic of community healing.

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    • Thanks to our friends over at Form 50 Fitness, we are throwing a "Love Is Not Abuse" charity event. Join us for an awesome workout by Coach Kenny and Coach Lyndsay and fun games + prizes.

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    • Founded in 1967, United Black Students is a black student union for the University of Miami. We’re elated to say we’re in community with University of Miami and the Black Awareness Month Committee! Our founder and Executive Director, Timothy McLemore, will be guest speaking at the University, covering the topics of LGBTQ+ intimate partner & domestic violence. This’ll be a safe space for students to engage in open dialogue and intellectual conversations as well.

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