Pathways to Homelessness for LGBTQIA Youth
While no two cases are the same, there are some common pathways to homelessness for LGBTQIA youth. Family conflict, which is disproportionately due to a family member’s lack of acceptance of a youth’s gender identity or sexual orientation, is the primary cause of homelessness for LGBTQIA youth. However, due to the high rates of domestic violence and rape directed towards LGBTQIA individuals, many youths find themselves on the streets after fleeing dangerous situations in their homes or shelters or foster care residences. Providing LGBTQIA youth with short-term residential care at the Family Resources Safe Space in Bradenton is a crucial step towards restoring safety, self-worth, and quality of life for homeless or runaway youth. Contact us today to learn more.
LGBTQIA Youth Support for Homelessness
In addition to the short-term housing provided at the Family Resources Safe Space in Bradenton, ALSO Youth’s SAFEPLACE2BTOO - LGBTQIA Program provides specialized services that address the unique challenges faced by homeless LGBTQIA youth. From individual counseling to family reunification counseling, crisis intervention services, stable living placement assistance, and more, our compassionate and experienced team provides the individualized support that LGBTQIA youth need to begin a brighter, safer chapter of their lives. Are you ready to get started? Call the ALSO Youth Hotline at (941) 708-5850, or submit an inquiry today.
About Family Resources
Family Resources offers safe and clean youth homeless shelters in Pinellas and Manatee County. We provide short-term residential care and counseling, offering a safe refuge for homeless and runaway youth as well as respite and intervention to families in crisis. Follow-up counseling and stable living placement assistance are provided. Our SafePlace2B shelters serve youth ages 10 to 17.
We Support Homeless Youth From All Backgrounds. Our shelters and counseling services are available to all young people regardless of gender, orientation, and walk of life. Youth who have family conflict, who have run away from home or are homeless, are having school-related problems, or who are in crisis and need respite are welcome.
SafePlace2B in Bradenton
SafePlace2B is a Trusted Source for Care and Counseling. Services through Family Resources are provided on an individualized basis. While at SafePlace2B, youth are provided with individual and group counseling, life skills, education, and recreational activities.
Family counseling is available while a young person is at SafePlace2B and can be continued through the Family Counseling office after leaving the residence. Over the course of a few days to a few weeks, most families are reunited with a new outlook on conflict and a new plan to avoid problems that lead to runaway or acting-out behaviors.
SafePlace2B services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in three locations: Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Bradenton. Call the ALSO Youth hotline at (941) 708-5850 to inquire about a Safe Place, or fill out a form online to let us know how we can help you.