According to the Williams Institute, 40% of the homeless youth served by agencies identify as LGBT
43% of clients served by drop-in centers identified as LGBT
30% of street outreach clients identified as LGBT
30% of clients utilizing housing programs identified as LGBT
Project Safe Home
Bright Star Foundation believes that if at all possible, the most important thing we can do is promote family reunification. If there is an existing family member that has a safe home and is willing to take in the youth, Bright Star Foundation will pay for food, transportation and whatever else is needed to get that youth to a safe living environment.
Support Existing Nonprofits
Bright Star supports homeless LGBTQ youth who cannot get support through another organization. Some organizations say they are the "last resort" for many gay youth. We realize that there are many of those organizations that can't financially or physically support the amount of youth that are out there. Bright Star Foundation is here to help.
Bright Star Foundation specializes in working with other organizations, to make sure that all resources are used and that all organizations are working together, realizing each of their strengths, to maximize their potential, to reduce homeless youth in the LGBTQ community.