Using Tech to End LGBT Youth Homelessness

Speakers

Joe Moran

True Colors Fund

Christa Price, LMSW

True Colors Fund

In the U.S., up to 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. Once they're out of their homes, LGBT youth are at a greater risk of victimization, unsafe sexual practices, and mental health issues. But what do homeless LGBT youth do when the systems we’ve put into place are unable to serve them? More and more, they're turning to technology to find the answers. According to a recent study, 83% of homeless youth use the internet at least once per week; and 62% own a mobile phone. Many even forego basic necessities to maintain their mobile data connections. The True Colors Fund is exploring how technology can be used to connect homeless LGBT youth to the services they need to thrive and survive.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner