Our Work.

In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year. We're working to change that.

We're creating a world where all young people can be their true selves.

In America, up to 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness each year, with Black, Latine, and LGBTQ+ youth disproportionately experiencing harm. True Colors United is ending youth homelessness by transforming systems, building the power of youth with lived experience of homelessness, and advocating for change from the grassroots to the global stage. 


Our team works at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure vital funding, policies, systems, and protections are in place that meet the needs of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We partner with young people and with national, state-level and local advocates in advancing policies that bring us closer to a future where housing justice is a reality for all. 

Youth Action

Our team works with young people all over the country to ensure that youth-led policies, systems, and protections are in place. Youth are the experts in their own experiences. We create spaces and opportunities for young people with lived experience of homelessness to learn from each other, strategize together, and build youth political power toward solving homelessness.

Technical Assistance

We guide youth homelessness service providers, policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders in creating systems and policies that better meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness. Through an ongoing partnership with the HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP), we’ve trained local leaders in over 70 communities on LGBTQ and racial equity, project management, and youth collaboration.