So many of you participated in our first-ever youth count!

We’ll be collecting surveys this week and sending them on to the data input and analysis folks.  We’re looking forward to more information about this population to guide our understanding of the policies and programs that can help.

Last week, Atlantic Cities wrote about youth counts and the particular challenge of finding LGBTQ youth.

Young people in general are often missed by the traditional counts because they try to avoid drawing attention to themselves, fearing they’ll end up in the custody of child protective services agencies.  LGBTQ youth are even harder to reach.

Click to read The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth.

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