Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund as joined the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty to launch the State Index on Youth Homelessness – a first-of-its-kind resource that evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness.
According to the True Colors Fund: “The State Index provides a snapshot of some of the legal, systemic, and environmental barriers that youth experiencing homelessness face. The State Index assigns all 50 states and the District of Columbia a score of up to 100 and provides concrete steps that states can take to protect the safety, development, health, and dignity of youth experiencing homelessness.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re from Kansas or California. In the United States of America, everyone deserves a place to call home. As Americans, we have a responsibility to protect the safety, health, and dignity of every young person experiencing homelessness,” added Cyndi Lauper, co-founder and board member of the True Colors Fund. “Youth who experience homelessness are the most resilient young people I know. It is our our dream for this State Index to help each state amp up its work to ensure these young people can reach their full potential.”
To find out how your state scores, click here.