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Indianapolis to open first of its kind transitional housing for LGBTQ youth

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Trinity Haven, a transitional housing facility for LGTBQ youth and young adults, is set to open in Indianapolis.

The nonprofit organization is the first of its kind in the state.

According to Indiana Youth Group (IYG), the largest social service provider for that population in the country, between 40 and 50 LGBTQ teens in the area said they don’t feel safe going home every month.

IYG said that is one reason homelessness is a major issue in the LGBTQ community.

Trinity Haven will provide transitional housing for people between the ages of 16 and 21 for up to two years. The home will have 24/7 trained and licensed staff.

In the beginning, it will be able to house 10 people at a time.

The group is partnering with the Department of Child Services in order to be licensed to help young people still in the system as well as serve those who have aged out.

Founding Executive Director Jenni White said the goal is to not just provide a safe place, but a place that pushes young people to be successful.

“Relationship-based case management and one-on-one attention have an 88% success rate or higher, to help those youth develop the skills that they need to then become independent adults that do not go back into homelessness or housing instability,” said White.

White said the home’s address isn’t a secret however, for the safety of residents it won’t be posted anywhere. For more information about the home and to possibly become a resident, click here.

An official opening has not yet been announced but is expected sometime in the next couple months.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.