Crossroads is the Heart of New Jersey

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NJ’s Only LGBT Homeless Housing

It goes without saying that social work takes a lot of heart. Comparatively, few professions are as thankless. The ‘pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow’ for a social worker is hardly monetary. Social workers such as Crossroads’ Kristen Tahaney work for something much more intrinsic—giving in-need communities the help and support they need to flourish. LGBTIQ children are one the foremost communities in need of assistance in a society that by and large cannot comprehend sexual diversity and gender multiplicity.

It may come as a surprise to some that over 35% of homeless youth identify themselves as gay or lesbian; 26% of all adolescent gay males and lesbian females report having to leave home due to familial conflicts over their sexual orientation.