National Homeless Month

HOMELESS PRACTITIONERS AND ADVOCATES ATTEND FIRST NATIONAL GATHERING for

OVERLOOKED AND UNDERFUNDED GAY, homeless youth

The National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, Human Rights Campaign and others gather to discuss advocacy and funding for disproportionate representation of LGBT homeless youth.

WHAT:  Studies estimate that approximately 1 in 5 of all homeless youth are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ). This disproportionately large representation of LGBTQ youth, who represent only ten percent of the general youth population, has been widely ignored. Because of this, federal policy and funding to alleviate the problem are extremely limited. Join the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, the Human Rights Campaign and more for the first national gathering of LGBTQ homeless youth service providers, policy advocates, legal advocates, and funders during an in-depth discussion to determine the key resources needed to decrease homelessness among this overlooked group. Be there as we set the national agenda to articulate the needs of LGBTQ homeless youth for years to come.

WHEN: Friday, October 19 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: All Souls Church 1500 Harvard St. NW Washington, D.C (corner of 16th and Harvard Streets. Columbia Heights Metro station.)

WHO: 

Richard Hookswayman, Senior Policy Analyst, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Terry DeCrescenzo, Executive Director, Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Services (GLASS)

Rocki Simoes, Youth Advocate, Avenues for Homeless Youth

Grace McClelland, Executive Director, Ruth Ellis Center

Carrie Jacobs, Executive Director, The Attic Youth Center

The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce and the Human Rights Campaign will be in attendance

RSVP: Please RSVP to Lauren Wright, Media Associate, 202 942-8246, Lwright@naeh.org

For more information on The National Alliance to End Homelessness, visit: www.endhomelessness.org

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