In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to ensure that every LGBTQ young person feels welcome and safe wherever they go – especially when seeking support.
Far too often, youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) don’t get the support they need out of fear of discrimination. Up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ. These young people experience homelessness for longer periods of time and are subject to higher rates of victimization, depression, and criminalization than their peers. Together, we can end this national crisis.
That’s why the True Colors Fund has spent the past several months developing the True Inclusion Toolbox. Each box will equip service providers with the tools they need to offer safe and affirming care for LGBTQ young people.
Every $50 gift enables the True Colors Fund to ship a True Inclusion Toolbox to a youth homelessness service provider in the United States.
Each toolbox includes a True Inclusion manual along with training materials, safe space signage, all gender restroom signs, pronoun buttons, suggested policies and procedures, and more!
Help the True Colors Fund reach our goal: 500 toolboxes for 500 service providers.
Our goal is to send these Toolboxes – free of charge – to 500 youth homelessness service providers across the country. But we can’t do it without your help. Every $50 gift enables the True Colors Fund to ship a True Inclusion Toolbox to a youth homelessness service provider in the United States.
All young people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity – and that’s especially true for youth experiencing homelessness. Please stand with us and consider what your donation could mean for a young person. Together, we can create a world where all young people can be their true selves.