New Federal Funding to Serve Homeless LGBTQ Youth in NYC

Welcome news for LGBTQIA youth in New York City and the organizations that serve them…


Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 07, 2015.

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and the Ali Forney Center (AFC) announced three new federal grants to help continue AFC’s important work serving homeless youth in New York City, an estimated 40% of which identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ). Combined, the more than $1 million in federal grants will provide critical resources to AFC, which works with LGBTQ homeless youth on a range of issues, including domestic and sexual violence, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services.

Homeless LGBT youthAFC is the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States, serving close to 1,400 youth per year through 10 housing sites and a multipurpose drop-in center. The new federal funding includes close to $500,000 for substance abuse treatment, mental health services, as well as HIV treatment and testing. More than $300,000 has been awarded for assisting the estimated 25%…

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