LGBTQ Homeless Youth Project

SafePlace2BToo – LGBTQ

Family Resources’ SafePlace2Btoo- LGBTQ Program provides a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth where they will be accepted as their authentic selves and where they are in their life development.

Our programs incorporate a philosophy of trauma informed care, positive youth development and harm reduction that help youth develop trusting relationships with staff and the self-awareness and confidence necessary to reach their goals.

Our residential program is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week with trained staff. We offer crisis intervention, group and individual counseling, comprehensive life skills training, recreation, case management,  and other services designed to help youth improve self-image, increase resiliency, model good communication skills, deter anti-social and risk-taking behavior, teach independent living skills and increase social connections.

We have 12 beds in the LGBTQ program. As with our maternal group home program, we focus on teaching life skills and preparing youth for independent living. As our young residents move into adulthood, we will assist them in navigating the challenges they face such as locating safe and stable living arrangements.

Youth must be willing to fully engage with the program, be 16 through 21 years old, identify as LGBTQ, not actively using illegal substances and must not have untreated mental health issues. Once accepted into the program, the youth and young adults must work towards improvement in four areas: Enhancing or maintaining permanent connections, working toward educational and employment goals, social and emotional well-being and securing permanent and stable housing.

PROGRAM GOALS

Our goals at Family Resources include increasing the safety, well-being and permanent connections for LGBTQ youth. Additionally, our focus is on improving the life skills, educational and vocational knowledge base to assist youth in making a successful transition to self-sufficiency.

Community Based Services

Youth aged 18-21 who demonstrate a strong desire and ability to move toward self-sufficiency and independent living while in our TLP may be eligible for more permanent housing options with financial assistance for rent and utilities for a determined length of time.

Call 727-298-3562 for more information about our Transitional Living Program.
For more information about the LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth Project, visit https://www.lgbtqhomelessyouthproject.org/

SafePlace2BToo – Young Moms

Homeless pregnant and parenting women 16 to 21 years-old are provided with safe housing and a valuable range of supportive services in order to transition as young parents to independent and productive parenthood and ensure their children a healthy start in life.

SafePlace2Btoo-Young Moms is our Maternal Transitional Living Program (TLP) providing a maternity-based, inclusive residential program for up to 8 pregnant and parenting, homeless women 16 to 21 years-old and their infants.

  • Residents may stay with their infant up to 18 months after entering the program.
  • Family Resources Maternal TLP is a licensed maternity home in Pinellas County
  • Services for pregnant and parenting women and their babies include pre and post-natal care along with assistance in accessing all eligible/available community services to assist each mom to become self-sufficient.

Services are comprised of these components:

  • Parenting and life skills classes
  • Counseling
  • Vocational and housing assistance
  • Referrals for other community services

Pregnant or parenting women and teens are required to attend a day program such as school or work, when appropriate. We, along with our community partners, offer a wide variety of classes.

  • Labor & delivery
  • Motivational classes
  • Nutrition
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Women’s health
  • Breast feeding care
  • Infant care
  • Parenting skills

Clients are offered stability and structure every day through classes, education, self-care appointments and counseling. We provide guidance to assist each of our new moms regarding enrollment in school and many local vocational programs.

Our life-skills education includes nutrition and day to day life-skill classes such as: child birth, breast feeding and vital parenting skills, sexual assault and domestic violence awareness, anger management, health and hygiene, help with financial success and literacy, resumes and job applications, and other skills leading to self-sufficiency.

Contact (727) -822-8190.


Help keep the SafePlace2BToo – Young Moms program available to homeless pregnant or parenting young women.