We celebrated Pride Month this June and reflected on its history, the need for it, and how far we have come in the acceptance and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
Unfortunately, Pride does not extend universally. Persistent hate and rejection have their most devastating effect on young people. Family rejection based on sexual orientation and gender identity can cause catastrophic consequences — including homelessness.
For young people who have been kicked out, rejected, bullied, and sometimes abused, there is a path to finding home. The Host Homes program provides temporary placement for young people experiencing homelessness, age 18–24, to stay with hosts for up to six months on the path to permanent housing.