Calling all superheroes: Check out the Impact Summit Agenda.
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We’re excited to announce our first keynote speaker [drumroll please…] Dr. Jama Shelton! 2019’s True Impact Summit, held September 4 – 5 in Washington, DC, is going to be our biggest yet! Not only is the Summit a safe space … Read More

Protect Transgender Youth: HUD Should Enforce the Equal Access Rule.
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Proposed HUD rule change would weaken protections for transgender people accessing homelessness services. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed change to the Equal Access Rule, undermining protections for transgender people seeking safe shelter. … Read More

In 2019, Young People Aren’t Just Coming to the Table – They’re Making the Table.
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To end youth homelessness, the ideas of young people with lived experience must be heard and respected. There’s a few talking points I always go to about the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH): that there’s twenty young people around … Read More

Happy International Day of Families!
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Family runs thicker than blood. In 1993, the United Nations declared May 15 the International Day of Families to highlight the importance of family units as crucial to the fabric of society. Today, we want to emphasize the many forms … Read More

Here’s What Happened on #TrueColorsDay 2019
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A #TrueColorsDay Recap | April 24, 2019 This #TrueColorsDay, thousands of people across the world showed their true colors by posting unselfies, spreading the word online, and getting active in their communities. Nearly 100 organizations partnered with us to rep … Read More

Safe Spaces Are Not Enough to Change the World.
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Is your safe space brave enough? Over the past few years, the phrase “safe space” has gained quite a bit of traction. Most broadly, it’s shorthand used to signal that the “space” in question, whether it’s a coffee shop or … Read More

Act Now – Tell Congress to Support Funding for Youth Homelessness Programs
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Youth experiencing homelessness need your support. As Congress prepares to fund our government, members on the hill in D.C. circulate a “Dear Colleague” letter to build consensus for the programs they support. This year, U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) is … Read More

Just Announced: The 2019 Impact Summit
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Register for the 2019 Impact Summit. September 4-5 | Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. We’re so excited to announce the 2019 Impact Summit and we hope to see you there! This year’s theme is Unity + Action = Impact. We … Read More

The True Colors Fund Is Now True Colors United
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Our new brand identity reinforces our commitment to the spirit of collaboration in developing long-term solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness. Over the past 10 years, we’ve learned that youth homelessness is a community issue. Young people have the … Read More

Here’s What the 2019 Federal Budget Means for Homeless Youth
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Big news has come from Capitol Hill as Congress passed a bipartisan FY19 budget deal, which was signed by the President, increasing funding for key homelessness programs. In particular, $80 million was included in the bill to further expand the … Read More

True Colors Fund Policy Director Justin Rush Addresses Congress on Youth Homelessness
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“We have the opportunity today, as a nation, to effectively address and ultimately end youth homelessness.” Yesterday, Justin Rush, the True Colors Fund’s Director of Public Policy, testified in front of the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial … Read More

Our Work Wouldn’t Be Possible Without Our True Friends
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Will you be our True Friend? How’s that resolution going? Need any ideas? By becoming a True Friend, each month, you’ll help make a difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experiencing homelessness! … Read More

Let Transgender Troops Serve.
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Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted the Trump administration’s request to begin implementing its discriminatory ban of military service by transgender people, putting the honorable service of thousands of … Read More

How Will You Help LGBTQ Youth This Year?
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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Can you believe it’s already the end of January? There’s a good chance you resolved to make a difference this year. Whether you’re working to change your life or the world around you, the first … Read More

Michelle Blassou Joins the True Colors Fund Team
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We’re excited to welcome Michelle Blassou to the True Colors Fund, as our new Program Associate! Michelle comes to the True Colors Fund from a background in tech and research, recently relocating to New York City from Montreal where she … Read More

We’re Honored to Welcome Kevin T. McDowell to the True Colors Fund Board of Directors
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Kevin McDowell is Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer for AEG Happy new year! 2019 just started and we’ve already hit the ground running. We’re thrilled to announce the newest member of our Board of Directors, Kevin McDowell, who brings … Read More

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