Dear Congress, Make Homeless Youth a Priority in the 2018 Budget
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Please join with us today in taking urgent action on federal fiscal year 2018 funding. The continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires on 1/19/18 – just a few short days away! That means we have a closing window … Read More

Here’s Everything That Happened at Home for the Holidays 2017
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What didn’t happen at Home for the Holidays? Jackson Browne and Cyndi Lauper teamed up for a duet of music legends, Cyndi sang a hardcore version of “Goonies” with punk-icon Laura Jane Grace, and Vivian Green helped Cyndi close out … Read More

Unboxing the True Inclusion Toolbox!
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We’ve mailed our True Inclusion Toolboxes to service providers across the U.S. Far too often, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people don’t get the support they need out of fear of discrimination. When service providers are welcoming, … Read More

New Study Reveals the Scope of Youth Homelessness
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People often call youth homelessness an “invisible issue.” Young people experiencing homelessness often don’t “seem” homeless, travel from place-to-place, and couch surf. It’s difficult to conduct an exact count of youth experiencing homelessness in the U.S. A new study from Chapin … Read More

Let’s Get Visible: Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund, and AT&T team up to #HelpLGBTyouth
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True Color Fund and #ATTLiveProud Did you know that LGBT youth are 6x more likely to experience homelessness? We are supporting the True Colors Fund to #HelpLGBTYouth. Share this video and visit att.com/liveproud to learn more. #ATTLiveProud Posted by AT&T … Read More

We’ve Mailed Our True Inclusion Toolboxes to Service Providers Across the U.S.
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The True Inclusion Toolbox will equip service providers with the tools they need to offer safe and affirming care for LGBTQ young people. Hey! True Philanthropy Fellow Bryson here to talk about the True Inclusion Toolbox, a free resource that … Read More

True Awards 2017: Celebrating Leaders Who Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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Every year at the 40 to None Summit, we’re proud to honor leaders working to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. These dedicated individuals and communities are champions of our shared mission, give our movement … Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 True Fellows!
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We’re so proud of our 2017 True Fellows, who just graduated at the 40 to None Summit in Philadelphia. Since May, these young advocates have been working alongside the True Colors Fund on an array of projects to end youth homelessness … Read More

This Young Advocate is Helping Providers Serve Undocumented LGBTQ Youth
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True Fellow Paola Robles Desgarennes is developing a toolkit to help providers serve undocumented LGBTQ youth. Forced migration due to violence and poverty have contributed to the number of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. Once in the U.S., lesbian, … Read More

We’re Working on a New State-By-State Strategy to End Youth Homelessness
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True Advocacy Fellow Quintay Knight is helping to evaluate all 50 states on their work to end youth homelessness. Ever since I could remember, I been taking care of myself. At the age of nine, I remember waiting after school … Read More

4 Things to Expect at the 40 to None Summit
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Our 40 to None Summit is a national gathering of awesome people doing awesome things to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. It’s all happening October 3-4 in Philadelphia, PA! The Summit includes interactive … Read More

Hurricane Maria: Here’s How You Can Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
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What’s happening in Puerto Rico? Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands in the Caribbean devastated. The first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on Puerto Rico since 1932, Maria has caused massive shortages in food, clean … Read More

In Florida, A Community Unites to End Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth
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Preventing and ending homelessness among LGBTQ youth in Pinellas County, Florida. Leaders in Pinellas County, Florida are developing a plan to address LGBTQ youth homelessness in their community. They’ve been hard at work all year and will begin to implement … Read More

We Developed a Toolkit to Help Adults Collaborate With Youth
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Our new Youth Collaboration Toolkit will help create meaningful partnerships between youth and adults. We believe that the ideas of young people with lived experience should be front and center in the movement to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read More

Hurricane Irma: Here’s How You Can Help Homeless Youth
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What kind of damage has Irma done? Since making landfall in Florida, Irma has caused severe flooding, taken 10 lives, and caused power outages that could last for weeks. Since the weekend, the storm has passed through Georgia and South … Read More

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund Stands in Solidarity with Dreamers
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President Trump has advised the U.S. Attorney General to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – also known as the “Dreamer” program – which is scheduled to be phased out over the course of the next six … Read More

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