Eun Hye Kim
Who is in need?
LGBTQ Homeless Youth
Statistics in the United States
Homeless: 610,042 (Jan, 2013)
Homeless Youth (18-24): 61,541- 10%
LGBYQ homeless youth population
40% of homeless youth
Approximately 24,616 LGBTQ homeless youth
Williams Institute at UCLA. (2012). Serving Our Youth: Findings from a National Survey of Services Providers Working with lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless or At Risk of Becoming Homeless. Retrieved from
What are the risks?
8.4 times higher risk of suicide attempt
5.9 times higher risk to experienced depression
3.4 times higher risk to have used illicit drug
3.4 times higher risk to have had unprotected sex
Physical abuse and sexual exploitations
58%- reports of sexual victimization (Midwestern cities)
33% (homeless youth)
44%- approached to engage in sexual activity in order to meet the
26% (homeless youth)
Lower educational attainment
High school dropout rate in 2006 -60%
Survey of LGBTQ youth (The Ruth Ellis Center, NY)
Who are we serving?
LGBTQ homeless youth in Baltimore City
Ages 17 to 25
Approximately 163 LGBTQ homeless youth
U.S Baltimore City
Homeless Youth 10 % 61,541 408
LGBTQ Homeless Youth 40 % 24,616 163
What do we Offer?
Emergency and Transitional Housing
Mental Health Services
Family Reunification and Acceptance Program
Substance Abuse Treatment program
Career Training (e.g., resume building, job
search, and interview skills)
Support continuing education (e.g., GED and
Reduce homelessness for LGBTQ youth in
Equip LGBTQ homeless youth to live
independently in a safe environment.
Increase reunification of LGBTQ homeless
youth with family members
Increase financial stability for LGBTQ
homeless youth through stable employment.
LGBTQ homeless youth
Report having immediate safety and their needs met (e.g., food,
clothing, housing, and hygiene product).
Improve family relationship
Enroll in school and/or vocational programs
Achieve GED and Certification for work
Increase knowledge on career skills (e.g., resume building, job search,
and interview skills)
Increase knowledge on Life skills
Increase knowledge on the risk of substance abuse
Reduce substance abuse
Gain and maintain employment with a stable income
RESEARCH AND PLANNING (SEE
HIRING AND STAFF TRAINING
TIMELINE PROJECT PLANNING- Resilient Colors
DecOctSepAugJulyJuneAprilMarchFebJan May Nov
Research and Planning: A seriesof planning meetings will be held with the Directorof the GLBT Community Center to discuss implementing the
Resilient Colors program. The Program Director will identify community stakeholders to participate in focus groupsregarding the needs of LGBTQ
youth and appropriate service delivery processand begin researching emergency and transitional housing sites and developing relationships with
housing developerswith available properties.
Hiring and Training:
The Program Director will:
•Recruit and hire a Intake Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, Career Specialist.
•Plan LGBTQ competency trainings for staffand implement the Self -Assessment fororganizations working with LGBTQ youth.
•(And Administrative Coordinator)work together to implement a Management Information System (MIS) and client Intake Forms.
TIMELINE PROJECT PLANNING- Resilient Colors, cont‘d
DecOctSepAugJulyJuneAprilMarchFebJan May Nov
•The program will officially start in January 1, 2015 with a goal of 15 youth participating in the program by February 28, 2015
•Mental Health Counseling (individual, group and family) will begin
•Weekly Career Training Sessions will be led by the Career Specialist
•Leases for Emergency and Transitional Housing will be signed and properties furnished and ready for youth to occupy.
•Residential Counselor will be hired.
•By March 2015, 50 LGBTQ homeless youth report experiencing immediate safety as a result of moving to shelter.
•By March 2015, 50 LGBTQ homeless youth reports of having immediate needs met (housing, hygiene products, clothing and food)
Cortes, A., Henry, M. & Morris, S. (2013). The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report
(AHAR) to Congress. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Retrieved from. https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/ahar-2013-part1.pdf
Krehely, J., Quintana, N., & Rosenthal, J. (2012). On the Streets The Federal Response to Gay and
Transgender Homeless Youth. Center for American Progress. Retrieved from
National Coalition for the Homeless. (2009 June). LGBT Homeless. From National Coalition for
the Homeless. Retrieved from. http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/lgbtq.html
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. (2013). LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in
Focus. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Retrieved from.
Williams Institute at UCLA. (2012). Serving Our Youth: Findings from a National Survey of
Services Providers Working with lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Who Are
Homeless or At Risk of Becoming Homeless. Retrieved from. http://familyinequality.