Where do LGBTQ+ youth go when they are kicked out of their homes and have no place to go? Unfortunately, many go to the streets where they are exposed to even more victimization and harassment. LGBTQ+ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. Zebra Youth offers short-term housing for LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Providing the opportunity to practice daily living skills, our housing program prepares youth to make a successful transition to become productive, independent and contributing members of our community. Services are outlined by each youth’s individualized case plan.
Anyone interested in housing services must first become a Zebra Youth Member.
Zebra Youth provides short-term housing to youth experiencing homelessness.
We have 11 beds in our Bridge Housing Program. This program helps stabilize young people and works with them to achieve housing readiness through participating in a housing stability case plan. With so many LGBTQ youth in need of shelter each night, our bridge housing frequently has a waiting list. To be considered for our bridge housing program, youth must complete our membership application and program agreements. After completing the application, you will be contacted by a Zebra staff member for conversation and next steps.