#NCFYchat Recap: Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Diverse and happy young people.

Members of the social media community came together November 24 for NCFY's Twitter chat “Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth.” The hourlong conversation provided new details about the 3/40 BLUEPRINT project, a Family & Youth Services Bureau initiative to help transitional living programs offer safe, affirming services for LGBTQ youth. Participants also shared their own ideas for creating LGBTQ-friendly programs and asked questions about addressing common barriers.

The November #NCFYchat was co-hosted by University of Illinois at Chicago Associate Professor Alan Dettlaff, principal investigator of the 3/40 BLUEPRINT project, and True Colors Fund Project Director Jama Shelton, who serves on the project's technical expert group. They talked about key themes from the first-year literature review and focus groups, and plans to share recommendations in 2015.

Couldn't make it to the event? Then check out some of the top Tweets below.

On the need to address LGBTQ youth homelessness and what's being done:

On the importance of creating a safe environment for all young people:

On who to seek out in the community as potential allies:

9-5 pm Eastern