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Home for LGBTQ youth to open in Indianapolis this summer

The home is billed as Indiana's first home for LGBTQ youth who have nowhere safe to live.

Posted: Mar 24, 2019 4:22 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2019 4:26 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A member of the LGBTQ community who has experience working with transitional housing and homelessness has been named the founding executive director of what's billed as Indiana's first home for LGBTQ youth who have nowhere safe to live.

Trinity Haven is scheduled to open this summer in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood of Indianapolis. It will serve LGBTQ youth ages 16-21. When it opens, Trinity Haven will be able to house up to 10 youth at a time, with the potential to eventually house at least 15.

The new director, Jenni White, has worked since 2010 at an agency offering supportive services and housing options to survivors of domestic violence.

Trinity Haven has received funding from the Lilly Endowment, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention and Episcopal churches, among others.

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