Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Work and University Honors
LGBTQ+, Queer, Social Services, Resources, Needs Assessment
Research shows a significant link between being LGBTQ+ and living in poverty, but little research has been done on what services are available to providers and individuals in need. This study was conducted to discover what types of social services are available to low-income LGBTQ+ people living in Portland, Oregon, and what services providers identify as unmet needs. This study consisted of a series of interviews with service providers to find out what services they offer and what they feel is still missing. Data was analyzed following a qualitative data analysis method. Data showed that housing was the largest unmet need identified by providers and community was the most common service offered. The largest barrier to more services identified is cultural misalignment. This data was used to create a resource list for individuals and service providers.
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Tomlinson, Jay M., "LGBTQ+ Social Services and Needs in Portland Oregon" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1179.