The National LGBTQ Task Force and True Colors Fund have released an on-line resource titled “At the Intersections: A Collaborative Resource on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness” that provides a comprehensive guide for advocates, policy makers, and service providers working to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth.
The resource guide explains the intersecting factors that can cause LGBTQ youth to experience homelessness. The topics covered include the foster care system, the juvenile justice system, poverty, schools, behavioral and physical health, violence against LGBTQ youth, racism, the impact of immigration on LGBTQ youth, and the systemic barriers faced by transgender and gender non-conforming youth experiencing homelessness.
The guide includes case studies of three programs that address LGBTQ homelessness: The DIAL/SELF Housing First Program in Massachusetts; GLBT Host Homes Program in Minneapolis, MN; and the Launch Pad Program in Nashville, TN. The guide also discusses solution strategies in such areas as systems planning, data collection, policy changes, and public awareness and engagement.
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At the Intersections: A Collaborative Resource on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness is available at: http://attheintersections.org/