True Colors United is partnering with all Houston and Harris County homeless services organizations to increase LGBT inclusion.
True Colors United is partnering with the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County to launch a community-wide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cultural inclusivity training challenge with all local homeless service providers. From July 6 – August 7, 2017, over 60 homeless service providers in Houston and Harris County will participate in the “Houston Community Challenge.” The Challenge comes out of a partnership with The Way Home – the collaborative effort to prevent and end homelessness in Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County and Montgomery County, Texas; and True Colors United – which works nationally to end homelessness among LGBT youth. These trainings are being provided by True Colors United’s free True U Online Training Platform.
The True U curriculum is designed to provide individuals working with youth experiencing homelessness an opportunity to become more culturally aware and affirming of LGBT folks.
Partners of The Way Home are engaging with True Colors United’s online cultural inclusivity training platform, True U, which provides an overview about LGBT youth homelessness and an introduction to concepts including pronouns, transgender youth, and oppression. The training courses provide tips for organizations around inclusive policies and procedures.