The True Colors Fund is excited to announce the launch of our newest initiative: the Forty to None Network, a collective of individuals who are working to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, or whose work has the potential to impact the issue.
In addition to benefits such as first looks at best practices, research and fundraising resources, and policy updates, members will be invited to help shape the content distributed through the Forty to None Network by sharing their experiences, providing feedback, and engaging in ongoing dialogue via Network facilitated online communication and in-person networking opportunities. Network members will be kept up-to-date by a monthly e-newsletter highlighting current information, the work of other members, and upcoming networking events.
“We created the Forty to None Network in response to the feedback we’ve received from people around the country working on LGBT youth homelessness – that there is a missing consolidated, national network to facilitate the sharing of ideas and action,” said Jama Shelton, Director of the Forty to None Project. “It is our hope that the network will build bridges across systems that impact LGBT youth, and keep everyone engaged in this critical work informed and working collaboratively.”
Those working in social services, public policy, research, and other related areas on the local, state, and national levels, or those whose work impacts the systems that serve LGBT homeless youth may sign up to join the network at www.fortytonone.org/network. The Forty to None Network is made possible through the generosity of the Yambao family in memory of Norman Millar Yambao.