Severe family conflict, abuse, neglect, and abandonment all contribute to the social crisis of family displacement and homelessness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in America. A growing body of research points to the conclusion that each year, hundreds of thousands lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth will experience homelessness. LGBTQ youth are not only over-represented in homeless youth populations, but studies indicate that this population experiences greater physical and sexual exploitation while homeless than their heterosexual peers. Unfortunately, most American communities lack an adequate capacity of programs and resources to offer support to prevent and end homelessness for LGBTQ homeless youth. Once homeless, LGBTQ youth experience instability, abuse, and exploitation during a critical human development stage. Without residential stability, nurturance, and opportunities for positive youth development, LGBTQ homeless youth are set up for further challenges as adults.