Introducing the first national network dedicated to working on the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness.

Up to 40% of our homeless youth population identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It’s time we coordinate our ideas and actions.

That’s why we’ve created the Forty to None Network,  an online community connecting service providers, educators, researchers, government officials, funders, advocates, young people, and others around the issue. In the beginning, the Network will serve as a reciprocal information exchange. As we continue to grow and gather your feedback, we will have even more to offer in the future! Learn more here.

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Forty to None Network: Partner Quotes


Barbara Poppe

"By working across sectors and in coalition with other organizations and agencies, Forty to None provides leadership and energy to help end the crisis of LGBTQ youth homelessness."

– Barbara Poppe

Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Washington, DC

Jerry Peterson, Ruth Ellis Center

"There is a reason why LGBTQ youth are disproportionately affected by homelessness, and it is imperative that we all work together in addressing this national crisis."

– Jerry Peterson
Executive Director, Ruth Ellis Center
Highland Park, MI

ZiZi Phillips

"Most street-based teens use the streets as a means to survive because they have no other way to survive and take care of themselves."

– ZiZi Phillips
Youth advocate
Chicago, IL

Megan Gibbard

"I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the country in the Forty to None Network to ensure every young person has safe housing and a community who accepts them."

– Megan Gibbard
King County Housing & Community Development
Seattle, WA

Geoffrey Winder

"GSA Network fights to ensure the success of the next generation of LGBTQ activists and is excited to join the launch of the Forty to None Network, which seeks to create solutions for some of our communities' most vulnerable youth."

– Geoffrey Winder
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
San Francisco, CA

Carla Silva

"The Forty to None Network is an unprecedented opportunity to create safeguards, transform the youth homeless system of care, and cultivate healthy, thriving LGBTQ youth in all our communities."

– Carla Silva
Executive Director, The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth
North Miami FL

Blase DiStefano

"Joining the Forty to None Network is a no-brainer. At my lowest point, I at least had a place to live. For those of us who are homeless, this network could be a lifesaver."

– Blase DiStefano
OutSmart Magazine
Houston, TX

Andre C Wade

"We know that connections to others is important to the well-being of young people. And it’s true for adults; doubly so when we are working to solve complex social ills."

– André C. Wade
Clark County Dept. of Family Services
Las Vegas, NV

Sheri Boelter

"What an incredible opportunity to be part of a progressive development of education and support to ensure that our LGBT young adults feel celebrated and embraced for their contribution of diversity and richness."

– Sheri Boelter, MSW
Executive Director, Tumbleweed
Billings, MT

Katherine Barrilas

"LGBT youth often face rejection at home and a lack of targeted resources when they are on the street.  A collaborative effort is necessary to ensure these youth can find stability and support and realize their full potential."

– Katherine Barillas, Ph.D.
One Voice Texas
Houston, TX

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The Forty to None Network is made possible through the generosity of the Yambao Family in memory of Norman Millar Yambao.