One night in the city of Akron, an idea took root in the mind of one Vanessa Hamilton. Spectrum Diversity began as the barest spark, a wish really, that there could be a safe place for her community. Andrea Fahey, a woman she considers a sister, took this wish and did her very best to make it become a reality. She started to gather allies, and Spectrum Diversity slowly took shape in her mind, her heart, and the world beyond.

Primarily, Spectrum Diversity is a safe place, but more than that it is a home for some of the most downtrodden people and their friends. Whether a member needs food, clothing, protection, help, or love it is our mission to be there for our community.