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Devastatingly, our LGBTQ+ transitional housing program was not selected for renewal funding from our federal HHS grant at the end of 2019 to the tune of $186,000 per year. Knowing how crucial this program is for our community, we quickly adjusted our expenses and remained committed to the young people living in our LGBTQ program.
Our reality is that we have 8 beds that are without sustainable funding. We believe in this program. We believe in our young people. We believe that our community can rally behind us to ensure that safe and affirming housing continues to exist.
It can be hard to believe that there are youth in our community who are homeless. This population is often invisible. We hear from our supporters, “who could throw away their child?” We know that it’s often more complicated than that. The frustrating reality is that youth homelessness across the country is on the rise and we need your support in being part of the solution to end it.
Across the country, 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+. As we’ve worked to become a safe and affirming place, over half of our 38 transitional housing residents identify at LGBTQ+. We recently had a young person step in our office, observe the positive messaging and signage and sigh in relief that, “I feel safe here.”
Will you help 360 Youth Services continue to provide safe and affirming housing for youth experiencing homelessness?