Far too many youth are forced to leave their homes simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). This guide is designed to help youth who are LGBTQ and aren’t able to rely on their parents or guardians for financial support. It aims to answer some of the first questions a young person might have. Being on one’s own is hard for everybody and especially daunting for young people who are LGBTQ — this guide is here to help.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the True Colors Fund and Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, NC, released On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth, an innovative guide for LGBTQ youth facing the daunting prospect of living on their own after leaving unsupportive or abusive homes, or aging out of foster care.

Download the report.