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Just One Night Fundraiser for Homeless LGBT Teens Marks Second Year

Just One Night Fundraiser for Homeless LGBT Teens Marks Second Year

An event to benefit homeless LGBT youth in San Antonio marks the second year where participants are asked to raise funds and sleep in a city park for a night. The fundraiser, dubbed “Just One Night” will benefit the Thrive Youth Center, a San Antonio shelter for homeless LGBT teens. LGBT youth represent a high

Castro Announces HUD and True Colors #40toNoneDay

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced on April 27 that HUD has partnered with the True Colors Fund to address the problems of homeless LGBT youth In his announcement, which was delivered via a video on Facebook, Castro says, “In January of 2015 more than 46,000 youth

Most Influential 2015: Sandra Whitley

Thanks to the efforts of Whitley—a self-described survivor of a tough West Texas childhood—and her small but dedicated team, San Antonio is one of the few cities in the U.S. to offer shelter and support to homeless LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless precisely because they have been rejected or persecuted by family and peers.

Transgender teens struggle in foster care

Alex lived with her family in a nice home in an affluent San Antonio suburb, where she had all the comforts and advantages that come with that life. Although she was born male, Alex identifies as a female, a revelation that led to friction with her family and her eventual estrangement from them. “My mother

Thrive Youth Center opens at Haven for Hope

Thrive Youth Center and Haven for Hope initiated a partnership this week to serve homeless LGBT youth ages 18 to 25. On Wednesday, Thrive staff and clients moved into their office and dorm areas at Haven for Hope. A press conference was held on February 28 to mark the official opening of the new facility.

Thrive Youth Center readies opening at Haven for Hope

It looks like the efforts aimed at finding a space for the Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBT youth may soon come to fruition thanks to a partnership with Haven for Hope, the city’s homeless services campus. Looking ahead, Thrive could open as soon as mid-February. Things have changed since last December when the Travis

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