Chart: Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness

Graphic adapted from the US Interagency Council on Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response


Takeaways

  • An adequate systemic response to LGBTQ youth homelessness requires a sufficient understanding of their needs and the skills necessary to meet those needs. 
  • Best practices for providing safe, responsive, respectful, and affirming services to LGBTQ youth should be incorporated throughout the entire homelessness system.
  • A coordinated, community-wide homelessness system is necessary to end all forms of homelessness but especially LGBTQ homelessness.
  • An adequate systemic response to LGBTQ youth homelessness requires an accurate count of LGBTQ youth who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.