Q-Lab Needs Assessment: Q-lab is a full spectrum of prevention, intervention, and treatment services to LGBTQ youth experiencing dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and sexual exploitation in the King County. The needs assessment highlights the current knowledge, services, training, and policies of organizations serving LGBTQ youth survivors of violence in King County. The assessment incorporates capacity building, professional development, and coordinated community response goal.
Project EQTY Reports: Project EQTY works with regional service providers to both assess our region’s current capacity to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ homeless youth, and build our capacity to provide competent and explicit services to LGBTQ homeless and unstably housed young people. Project EQTY aims to address many of the underlying conditions that lead to the overrepresentation of homeless LGBTQ youth and youth of color.
Youth of Color Needs Assessment: The Youth of Color Needs Assessment, a project of the NW Network, examined the overrepresentation youth of color among homeless and unstably housed young people in King County, WA. In collaboration with the King County Comprehensive Plan to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness, this qualitative research project used a participatory, community-based approach to conduct focus groups with homeless youth of color (13-24) across the county. The Needs Assessment lifted and centered youth of color voices to clarify their unique experiences, strengths, and needs. Our report highlights opportunities and barriers for the county’s ongoing efforts to address homelessness among youth of color. Based on these findings, the report provides recommendations for stakeholders throughout the region to strengthen available resources and continue building capacity to address and prevent disproportionate rates of homelessness for youth of color in King County.