When trans and non-binary people age out of homeless services, there’s nowhere to turn
Transgender people in the United States face barriers in many aspects of their lives, from job discrimination to family rejection. While LGBTQ-focused youth programs and housing assistance is growing nationally and in the District, transgender adults are being left behind after aging out of the system in their mid-twenties.
SMYAL expands services for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness
SMYAL, known as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders, is launching a third Extended Transitional Housing program this spring for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness that will provide residents with up to six years of mental health support, shelter and employment assistance.
We believe ending homelessness begins with listening to the stories of those who have experienced it.Subscribe