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LGBTQ Guild: Responding to Homeless LGBT Youth

  • 10/16/2014
  • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • offices of MindBody Wisdom 77 South 700 East - #200
Responding to Homeless LGBT Youth


It’s estimated that about 5000 unaccompanied youth experience homelessness in Utah each year, with 30% of those experiencing homelessness for more than one year. Of this population, national statistics show 40% self-identify as LGBT. Almost 70% of those report being rejected by their families, often with them being kicked out of their homes. The percentage who are actually LGBT could be considerably higher.


Safe and Sound is a Utah-based organization that is providing resources to respond to the needs of these LGBT homeless youth.


Presenter: Rachel Peterson, Coordinator, Safe & Sound


CEU’s have been approved for all in-service programs by Utah NASW and NBCC (courtesy of the Utah Mental Health Counselor's Association); CEU’s are free for Guild members & $5 for non-members


At the offices of MindBody Wisdom - 77 South 700 East - #200

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