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Housing Youth Resources

  • Ali Forney Transitional Housing Program
    • The Ali Forney Center offers housing to 40 LGBT youth in six scattered sites in Brooklyn. Residents are able to live in the transitional housing program for up to two years, where they have access to employment and education assistance. Ali Forney places a great deal of emphasis on preparing young adults for an independent living.
  • Stepping Stone
    • The Children’s Village offers housing at Stepping Stone, a 12-unit apartment building for formerly homeless young adults in Yonkers. Tenants at this transitional residence, all aged 18-24, have access to on-site services to help them secure employment and other services. Stepping Stone represents the first transitional housing project for young adults in Westchester County.

Runaway & Homeless Youth Resources

  • The Door
    • The Door can help youth find essentials like food, clothing, and shelter, as well as help with individual specific needs. This could be a safe place to hang out for a while, a hot meal or a space to build community and meet other young people.
  • NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)
    • DYCD offers resources across NYC for runaway and homeless youth. Follow the link to learn more about transitional housing programs, crisis shelters, drop-in centers, and the Fresh Start Initiative.
  • Red Hook Initiative (RHI)
    • RHI offers youth development, community building, and community hiring to strengthen Red Hook’s future.  Their youth empowerment pipeline, which runs from middle school through young adulthood, works collaboratively to interrupt cycles of injustice and to build hope. RHI has formal and informal strategic approaches to youth development and community building that incorporates the field’s best practices.
  • Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project
    • Streetwork Project provides harm-reduction centered Drop-In Centers for homeless teens and young adults up to ages 24 in NYC. Each LGBT-friendly Drop-In Center assigns a homeless youth with a primary counselor and offers daily necessities such as meals, showers, clothing, wellness activities, and nutritional counseling; legal and medical assistance, including assistance seeking benefits; mental health services; emergency and crisis housing and shelter; sexual health help; socialization and community in non-judgmental settings; and help obtaining identification.