Associate Professor Henrika McCoy has completed four years as principal investigator on a project to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ youth. Called 3/40 Blueprint, the project focused on identifying the needs of LGBTQ homeless youth and the strategies that respond to their needs, in order to facilitate successful transitions to adulthood.
The research team has launched a beautiful new website at 340blueprintproject.com that presents their findings, including downloadable executive summaries and a multitude of infographics.
About the project, McCoy says, “3/40 Blueprint provided us with an opportunity to share the voices of a very vulnerable population, as well as provide practitioners, working with LGBTQ youth who have experienced transitional living programs, information that can support and strengthen their practice. Our website provides a user-friendly place for anyone that is interested in finding succinct reports that compile existing research, as well as our own original research. We see this as a chance to assist in efforts to decrease homelessness for a group that is often ignored, forgotten, and certainly underserved.”