Lesbian And Gay Community Services Center, Inc. (“The Center”)

Posted on August 9, 2016

To support The Center’s LGBTQ Foster Care Program (“FCP”) to further expand and innovate with the development of a prevention-focused curriculum to be used with families and child welfare agencies, and shared more broadly, to increase the chances of familial permanency among LGBTQ youth. They would promote family permanency by equipping families with the tools and resources to be accepting and affirming of their children and avoid unnecessary placement of LGBTQ youth in foster care, or further child welfare involvement. The grant will support the training of FCP staff as well as child welfare case workers who serve LGBTQ youth and their families, and the direct engagement of an initial group of 30 families in family-focused counseling sessions and workshops.