October 23, 2014
True Colors Fund Hosts First “True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Summit”
Civitas was proud to work hand in hand with the True Colors Fund on the first “True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Summit”. On September 30th in New York City, advocates, service providers, funders, and government officials gathered to discuss and strategize ways to end LGBT youth homelessness. The event featured House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), True Colors Fund Co-Founder Cyndi Lauper, and other thought leaders and service providers involved in combating youth homelessness from around the United States.
From planning, to content development, to recruitment and logistics, Civitas was thrilled to help launch what will continue to be a signature event for the True Colors Fund for years to come.
This is a pivotal moment in the effort to end youth homelessness, as it has been 40 years since the initial passing of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), the only federal law that funds vital services for homeless youth. Civitas is working with the True Colors Fund to build strong bipartisan support to reauthorize RHYA, and reauthorization cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, moving it forward to a full Senate vote.