Here at Point Source Youth we're gearing up for the National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference, taking place in Chicago from January 20-24. We'll be there together with our partners RECLAIM!, Avenues for Homeless Youth, The Link, and most importantly a team of youth advisors who have been working with us to develop our pilot program for three innovative strategies to end youth homelessness: Family Reconnection, Short-Term Host Homes, and Rapid Rehousing.
These youth are the members of the Project Live Out Loud Advisory Committee, which is made up of 8 youth who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness and identify as LGB and/or T. They are co-designing the rapid rehousing program with The Link as well as informing the work of the larger pilot including its evaluation. The youth advisors will be speaking at one of the conference sessions:
By Youth 4 Youth: The Project Live Out Loud Panel
Thursday, January 21 at 12:15 PM, during the Youth Homelessness Institute.
We'd love to see you there! Please drop by and say hi if you can make it. Also feel free to write to us if you'd like to meet up to chat about our work at another time during the conference.