Morris Home is the only residential recovery home in the U.S. that provides services specifically for trans and nonbinary people experiencing addiction. But the program’s services go much deeper than recovery. “A lot of statistics show that a lot of trans folks don’t necessarily go traditionally through the homeless system by accessing shelters or some […]
Category: LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness Crisis
Girls Inc. helps teens thrive in challenging times
Daisha was in a dark place when she found Girls Inc. of Alameda County four years ago. The 17-year-old Black nonbinary bisexual person seriously considered suicide in middle school, they said. They moved in with their aunt and grandmother in Oakland when they were about 12 years old. Daisha’s relationship with their aunt wasn’t good, […]
Thousands of LGBTQ+ youth need homes but foster parents need better vetting, training
About 30,000 children age out of foster care each year and 70% of those children wind up homeless. The majority of the homeless population under the age of 18 are LGBTQ+ youth, often who can’t find an inclusive home and enter group homes where more prevalent mental, sexual, and psychological abuse turns them to the streets.