Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, gender non-binary and two spirited youth are over represented in the homeless community. We strongly believe all youth deserve unconditional love and absolute respect and LGBTQ2S+ youth are no exception.
- 25-40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ2S+
- Family rejection is the most common cause of LGBTQ2S+ youth homelessness
- LGBTQ2S+ youth are much more likely to struggle with mental health concerns, including suicide
Covenant House Vancouver takes a trauma-informed, resilience-focused approach to accompanying the youth in our care. Our program staff participate in specialized training to ensure staff have the necessary knowledge and awareness to create a welcoming space for LGBTQ2S+ youth.