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True Colors Fund
Whenever decisions are being made that impact young people, it’s important that youth are at the table and have equitable decision-making responsibilities. This can look a number of different ways: working with young people to establish a youth...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday [August 17, 2003]. It could be because children with ADHD have trouble...
Wendy Grace Evans
The Empress Hotel is both a documentary film and place to live for people who are in transition from homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Roberta Goodman, the General Manager of the Empress Hotel, co-produced this moving documentary with...
Bonnie Milstein
This Housing Series article describes the impact of foreclosure on renters. The author discusses issues regarding foreclosure and how services providers can help people who lost apartments regain access to housing. Maria Stephens, a mortgage...
Isabel Teotonio
The six-storey housing facility is built. The residents are settling into their studio apartments. And the life skills coach is gearing up to begin job-training services. Welcome to True Colors Residence, New York’s first permanent housing...
Laura E. Durso, Gary J. Gates
This report by the The Palette Fund, True Colors Fund, and the Williams Institute presents data from The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Homeless Youth Provider Survey, a web-based survey conducted from October 2011 through March 2012...
The National Alliance's 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness was held on July22-24, 2013. A selection of the presentation material is available here. Changing the Terms: How Communities are Leveraging Health Care for PSH Capacity...
In America, it is estimated that between 500,000 and 1.6. million youth are homeless each year and that up to 40% of these young people identify as gay or transgender. Since its creation in 2008, the True Colors Fund and its co-founder Cyndi Lauper...
The Homeless Hub
In this episode, we’re exploring what it means to be young and homeless. We start with the story of Conor, a youth with lived experience who was able to break out of the cycle of homelessness, and is now a student at Mohawk College. Conor tells us...
Both locations have a floor for male residents and a floor for female residents. Youth identify their gender during the application process and this determines which floor they are put on.  Media Folder: Media RootThis is a recent switch for...
As an important component of continuous program development and ensuring they achieve high outcomes for youth, program staff maintain a high level of connectivity with past clients, whether they completed the program or not. As a result, staff are...
What does a system planning and integration approach to youth homelessness entail? Efforts to end homelessness using system planning have been documented generally, but less has been done on youth-specific system planning. As per the definition, a...
Prioritize engagement with the following government departments and system partners. Note that depending on your local community, the departments will differ and the functions may be delivered through varying levels of governments. You should ensure...
Durso, Laura E., Gates, Gary J.
This report by the The Palette Fund, True Colors Fund, and the Williams Institute presents data from The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Homeless Youth Provider Survey, a web-based survey conducted from October 2011 through March 2012...