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The Growing Issue of
Youth Homelessness

4.2 million youth in the United States experience homelessness each year. LGBTQ+ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness due to family conflicts, rejection, aging out of the foster care system, and poverty. It’s time to make a change.

You Deserve to Thrive

Thrive Youth Center is a non-profit organization that serves the homeless LGBTQ+ community in San Antonio.

Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth, so they can become productive, skilled, educated, and successful adults with the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

At Thrive Youth Center, we are more than a shelter. In addition to
emergency shelter for youth coming directly off the streets, we provide:

  • Case Management
  • Benefits Assistance
  • Counseling
  • Career Counseling and Guidance
  • Life Skills Assistance
  • Education Support
  • Rapid Re-Housing

While LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness have similar needs to their non-LGBTQ+ peers, they also have additional unique needs specific to their identities.

Many of our youth experiencing homelessness report the following needs:

  • Safe and Secure Housing
  • Identity-Related Support and Counseling
  • Transition-Related Supports, including:
    • Access to Legal Support
    • Name/Gender Marker Change
    • Access to Transgender Specific Healthcare
    • Access to Hormones and Support through Transition Care
    • Emotional Support and Guidance
    • A supportive community of peers
    • Gender Closet

Ready to Raise Funds for
Thrive Youth Center?

Thrive Youth Center has been a safe, supportive, and encouraging space for all LGBTQ+ young adults recovering from the hardships
of homelessness since 2015.

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You Can Make
a Difference

Regardless of whether you are directly involved with a local shelter, you can play a role in ending LGBTQ+ youth homelessness. The reality is that we can all make a difference. We all share the same world, so let’s do a better job at making that world a better place for young people.

Interested in learning more about the LGBTQ+ community? Find out about our youth here.

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Become a Donor

Thrive Youth Center heavily relies on the generous support of community members. Our donors and sponsors play a vital role in helping us provide a supportive environment where homeless LGBTQ+ youth are empowered to transform their lives.

We encourage all donors and sponsors to help us create an equitable community where all LGBTQ+ young adults can flourish. To learn more about how you can play an active role in ending LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, explore our donation page.

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