Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Programs for Youth

OPRE Report Number 2015-18
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Jan 30, 2015
Andrew Burwick, Daniel Friend, and Gary Gates


This brief presents recommendations created as part of the Research Development Project on the Human Service Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Populations. The project identified the knowledge base and research needs related to LGBT people’s socioeconomic circumstances and risk and protective factors, their current participation in human services funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively. Methods included a literature review, secondary analyses of data sources, and consultations with experts and service providers.