ALI FORNEY CENTER
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 191
Issues: Homeless & Housing
Location: 224 West 35th St 1102 New York NY 10001 USA
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Ali Forney serves homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth in New York City. They stand alone in serving this population. I first became familiar with them because my own organization funds services to HIV positive New Yorkers. The need for help for homeless youth is great, and more than half of these in New York City are LGBTQ. LGBTQ youths are much more likely to be victims of violence than straight youths, so these special housing services and other services are essential. Even worse, the Ali Forney drop-in center was completely flooded during SuperStorm Sandy, and their office and equipment were ruined. This was where they received food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment, and mental health and substance abuse services.
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