– Studies show that there is an over representation of LGBTQ2S+ youth in those fleeing from violence and abuse in their home and experiencing homelessness.
-One of the most common reasons youth experience homelessness is due to family violence and conflict. Where youth flee their homes to protect themselves.
At Threshold, this is the narrative we find to be true among the youth we serve. This is why we are dedicating July to September 30th, 2021 to highlighting the detrimental impact violence and abuse in the home can have on youth, especially on their ability to build healthy habits, continue to their education, and have a positive self-image.
We believe in providing youth with a safe place to call home that celebrates their diverse identities. Because all youth deserve to find a safe home with pride.