By: Cj McGauley
I have some crazy numbers to throw at you guys tonight. 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. That’s a lot and I know as a community here at Safe Haven I and others have offered our homes to others. Hopefully here soon this numbers will go down until I have some more crazy numbers to throw at you.
68% of those kids were kicked out of their families and homes because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. These are some crazy numbers that can really get you down, but there is hope these teens hopefully will be able to find someplace like Safe Heaven to flock to. Building support systems for other will help.
54% reported being survivors of abuse from their families. These experiences leave these teens particularly vulnerable to mental like depression and anxiety along with physical health issues. To fight these numbers is why we are here