Supporting LGBTQ Foster Youth

Having data to understand the trends that are helping our nation’s most vulnerable children is paramount, especially during a pandemic

Source: MAP, LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare System, 2018

It is outrageous that during National Foster Care Month, HHS is abdicating its statutory responsibilities to promote the safety and well-being of LGBTQ foster youth. States, tribes, and agencies cannot improve care and outcomes for these youth if they do not have data to measure their efforts. This is especially painful at a time when many young people who aged out of foster care without a family, including many LGBTQ youth, are losing student housing and employment due to the COVID-19 crisis.


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