Local Implementation Sites

The National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) on Tailored Services, Placement Stability and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) Children and Youth in Foster Care, in collaboration with the Children’s Bureau (CB), has selected four Local Implementation Sites (LIS):

Allegheny County Department of Human Services 

Cuyahoga County Division of Children & Family Services

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services

The QIC will be working with each of these sites to develop, integrate, and sustain best practices and programs that improve outcomes for children and youth in foster care with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions (SOGIE). The QIC-LGBTQ2S is led by the Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore along with participating core partners: Human Service Collaborative, Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Youth M.O.V.E. National.