Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Research indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations may face disproportionate risks to their economic and social well-being, yet much remains unknown about the needs of these populations and whether federal human service programs are equipped to meet them.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is responsible for many of the federal human services programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and ACF have taken steps to strengthen services for LGBT populations. One of these steps is to identify the current knowledge base and establish priorities for future research.

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