by Robin Newman
“Caravan is a website for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 to find, review and share information on shelters, anonymously.”
While homelessness is devastating for all youth, those who identify as transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning are disproportionately affected by hate, violence and abuse. There is an estimate of 1.6 million homeless youth in America, of which 40% identify as LGBTQ in comparison to 4-10% of the general youth population. Caravan aims to reflect the realities of these youth living in shelters, by generating testimonials, tips, tricks, and information that encourages an easily navigable and transparent shelter system.
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