Opening the Door?

Submitted by Sunil Patel on Thursday, 1 December 2005 - 1:25am.

The experience of young people who are homeless and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (lgbt) is an under-explored area. Young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, face multiple challenges. One of these is to seek and access appropriate accommodation and support.

A partnership was formed between Queensland Youth Housing Coalition (QYHC)
and Open Doors Youth Service Inc. to seek a greater understanding of and to document the experiences and issues of both lgbt young people and SAAP service providers. A project Reference Group was formed that supported the exploratory research processes.

Opening the Door? Exploratory research into lgbt young people's access to supported accommodation in Queensland documents the experiences of ten lgbt young people who have accessed Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) services and twenty-three youth SAAP services across Queensland.

Format: Report
Year of publication: 2007
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