FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YESTERDAY (AUGUST 1, 2013) – Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-D) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-D) introduced legislation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) runaway and homeless youth. The Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, would add LGBT specific language to the existing Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), which is the sole federal law targeted at preventing and providing emergency housing and family intervention services for America’s runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth.
The National Network for Youth applauds Congresswoman Moore and Congressman Pocan’s leadership on this issue and looks forward to continuing to work together to expand access to best practices for America’s LGBT homeless youth.
For more information about recommended best practices for serving LGBT homeless youth, click here.
Our letter of support for this legislation is below.
CONTACT: Darla Bardine (National Network for Youth) 202-783-7949