National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America

Morton, M.H.,
Samuels, G.M.,
Dworsky, A.,
Patel, S.
Year Published: 2018
Number of Pages: 
Chapin Hall at the of Chicago
Research-to-Impact Briefs

This is the second in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. Throughout this brief, the researchers highlight key findings and new evidence on LGBTQ youth homelessness. Foremost, compared with heterosexual and non-transgender youth, LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented among the nearly 4.2 million youth and young adults in America who experienced some form of homelessness over the course of one year. This population also faces a higher risk of early death and other adversities. On the positive side, this research points to actionable opportunities to better meet the needs of LGBTQ young people in our collective efforts to end youth homelessness. (author abstract modified)

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