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File #: 15-0249R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Providing Cultural Competence Training to Homeless Services Providers to Assist Them in Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youths
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/17/2015 In control: Education and Youth Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/19/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Providing Cultural Competence Training to Homeless Services Providers to Assist Them in Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youths FOR the purpose of inviting homeless services providers and advocates for LGBTQ youths to appear before the City Council to discuss how cultural competence training on the needs of these youths can be broadly provided to service agencies to assist them in helping Baltimore's vulnerable population of homeless LGBTQ young people.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Bill Henry, James B. Kraft, Sharon Green Middleton, Helen L. Holton, Eric T. Costello, Warren Branch, Carl Stokes, William "Pete" Welch, President Young, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Assistance, Cultural Competence Training, Homeless, Informational Hearing, LGBTQ Youths
Attachments: 1. 15-0249R~1st Reader, 2. City Solicitor 15-0249R, 3. BCPSS 15-0249R, 4. MOHS 15-0249R, 5. Health 15-0249R, 6. 15-0249R~2nd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/19/20150 City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/20150 Education and Youth Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20150 Education and Youth Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20150 Education and Youth Committee Scheduled for Voting Session  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20150 City Council President Refer to Board of School Commissioners  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20150 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20150 City Council President Refer to Baltimore City Public School System  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/20/20150 City Council President Refer to Mayor's Office of Human Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20150 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20150 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20150 Education and Youth Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Clarke



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Informational Hearing - Providing Cultural Competence Training to Homeless Services Providers to Assist Them in Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youths
FOR the purpose of inviting homeless services providers and advocates for LGBTQ youths to appear before the City Council to discuss how cultural competence training on the needs of these youths can be broadly provided to service agencies to assist them in helping Baltimore's vulnerable population of homeless LGBTQ young people.
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Nationwide, an estimated 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQidentified. Homeless and unstably housed LGBTQ youth, many of whom are people of color, are often subject to multiple forms of discrimination. As many as 50 percent of LGBTQ teens and young adults are rejected from their families, and of these 26 percent are explicitly told to leave home due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Far too many of these pushed out young people are left without any other options for shelter and protection and end up on the streets.

The struggle continues in the form of lack of acceptance, harassment, and even violence in the street as well as in emergency shelters, perpetuated by staff members and residents alike. This echo of their families? rejection leads many LGBTQ youth to avoid shelters as much as possible; queer teens and young adults may instead stay ...

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