National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning

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Facts and Figures About Runaway and Homeless Youth
As we post our third Issue Brief in an ongoing series — Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care — we are re-posting our first one on the causes and consequences of running away and homelessness among young people. This issue brief provides some of the facts and figures related to runaway and homeless youth in the U.S.

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Get to Know a Grantee: Bellefaire JCB
For this edition of Get to Know a Grantee, we feature Bellefaire JCB in Cleveland, Ohio. Bellefaire JCB offers services to almost 22,000 youth and their families each year through more than 25 programs.

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Using Ice Breakers
New small-group activities to make your program stronger.

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Ask NCFY: Being an LGBTQ-friendly space
Letting youth know that you're an accepting space starts with making sure your program really is.

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Ask NCHYF: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth
Q: My program needs help working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.  What resources are out there?

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Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor
Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.