Mayors Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Strategy Sessions on Homelessness Among LGBTQ+ Adults

Mayors Office of LGBTQ Affairs
Mayors Office of LGBTQ Affairs

The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) will host a series of strategy sessions on homelessness among LGBTQ+ Adults.

Homelessness disproportionately impacts members of the LGBTQ+ community. We’ve made incredible advances for youth in our city but adults experiencing homelessness also have important needs that Mayor Bowser and the government of the District of Columbia is committed to better understanding and serving. To that end, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is partnering with the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs to facilitate four community conversations about homeless services for members of the LGBTQ+ population.

In September, the first conversation will focus on the needs of single women experiencing homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community. Our goal is to create separate time and space to focus solely on key LGBTQ+ constituencies and engage expert stakeholders in identifying gaps in the existing service provision for those experiencing homelessness. Other sessions will focus on single men, LGBTQ couples and families and each session will look at addressing the needs of LGBTQ seniors.

With feedback from key stakeholders, service providers and other government agencies we can create a more informed vision and strategy for improving support to the LGBTQ community by January 1, 2018.

For more information please contact Deputy Director Terrance Laney at terrance.laney@dc.gov

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