Supporting and Affirming LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and Young Adults

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On November 16, 2023, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families issued an Information Memorandum on Supporting Youth and Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness Who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit and Other Identities including Non-binary and Gender Nonconforming Youth and Young Adults (LGBTQIA2S+).

As Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs, organizations, and their communities seek effective practices for supporting, affirming, and improving outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, and two spirit, as well as non-binary and gender expansive (LGBTQIA2S+) youth and young adults, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Runaway and Homeless Youth, and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building Center (RHYTTAC) are excited to share this new tip sheet. Now available in spanish. 

Access this new resource today and explore:

  • Effective practices rooted in trauma-informed care and Positive Youth Development evidence-based frameworks
  • Actionable youth-informed* steps organizations can take to provide safe, supportive, and affirming services
  • Considerations for the engagement process, during service delivery, and as a component of aftercare
  • Key questions to consider within your organization/ team

Download the tip sheet today: 
Supporting and Affirming LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and Young Adults: TIP SHEET

A la Oficina de Servicios para Familias y Jóvenes (FYSB) y al Centro de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica y Desarrollo de Capacidades para Jóvenes Fugitivos y Sin Hogar (RHYTTAC) les complace anunciar la disponibilidad de este
recurso en español. 

*RHYTTAC has engaged youth and young adult consultants with lived expertise in housing insecurity and systems of care, including youth and young adults who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, in the design and development of this training and technical assistance (TTA) resource. RHYTTAC and these consultants are available to support RHY grant recipients to ensure that program services are safe and affirming for LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults. Request Technical Assistance here.


Page last updated 2/13/2024