HUD Just Awarded These 10 Communities $33 Million to End Youth Homelessness
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Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the names of 10 communities across the country, including four rural communities, designated under a groundbreaking new demonstration project that will invest unprecedented resources and funding to determine the … Read More

Three Cities Successfully Complete 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness
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Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles achieved incredible results and gained valuable insights as community teams worked to ambitiously address youth homelessness, housing 413 young people over just 100-Days. Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles have each successfully completed a 100-Day Challenge … Read More

Who Runs the World? This Girl.
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In order to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness, LGBTQ youth must be involved in the process. Our True Fellowship program gives young people the opportunity to undertake a six-month project that contributes to our shared … Read More

This Young Person Is Helping Create Safer Shelters for Transgender Youth
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In order to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness, LGBTQ youth must be involved in the process. Our True Fellowship program gives young people the opportunity to undertake a six-month project that contributes to our shared … Read More

This Florida City Is Taking Its First Steps to End LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
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St. Petersburg, Florida is mobilizing to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness! Local partners (consisting of community organizations, homeless youth service providers, artists, police, universities, funders, and young people with experiences of homelessness) have been … Read More

Treat Yourself with Our Holiday Self-Care Kit
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The holidays can offer a needed rest from the stresses of the day-to-day. But let’s face it – sometimes the holidays can feel a lot like work! So while you’re busy trying to make everyone else happy, be sure to … Read More

Young Folks and Government Working Side-By-Side to End Youth Homelessness
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The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program is a new initiative from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in 10 participating communities. Earlier this year, HUD released a Notice of Funding Availability, inviting … Read More

Early Results from the 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness
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We’re about 90 days into the 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness – an initiative to accelerate work to end youth homelessness in Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. Organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, A Way Home … Read More

Here’s What Went Down at the 6th Annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays
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On Saturday night, the True Colors Fund hosted our sixth annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays show to benefit our work to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. The night featured appearances and performances … Read More

Thanks for Being Awesome!
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The True Colors Fund has so much to be thankful for this year. This year alone, we created more opportunities for youth, brought our work to new cities, reached more people with our message than ever, and nearly doubled the size of … Read More

These 7 Young People Took Change into Their Own Hands in 2016
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“It’s really important that young folks are part of the solution, because we’re the ones that it’s directly affecting today.” We’re strong believers in the idea that our work is stronger when young people are involved in the process. That’s why … Read More

2 Simple Reasons We Need a Transgender Awareness Week
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  November 14-20 is Transgender Awareness Week! But what does that mean? And why does it matter? We’ve got two simple reasons for you… 1. It’s a time for celebration. Transgender Awareness Week is a dedicated time in which transgender … Read More

Still Committed. Always Committed.
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Like many of you, I woke up this morning unsure of what the next four years hold for our country. The emotions we are feeling – hurt, scared, shocked, angry, and sad – can be overwhelming, especially after such a … Read More

Updates from the 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness
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Back in September, three communities, Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, launched a 100-Day Challenge to accelerate work to end youth homelessness in their cities. The 100-Day Challenge is being organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, A Way Home America, the Rapid … Read More

New Toolkit Offers Tips for a Better Youth Count
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We’re very excited to share that the Voices of Youth Count (VoYC) Toolkit is now available to the public! The aim of the VoYC Toolkit is to provide guidance and tools to folks looking to engage and empower youth and community members for … Read More

10 Ways to Get Involved During National Runaway Prevention Month
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National Runaway Prevention Month is spearheaded each year by our friends at the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and National Network for Youth (NN4Y). The goals of National Runaway Prevention Month are two-fold: 1) To raise awareness of the runaway and homeless … Read More

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