February 18th, 2015
the beauty, originality and pride of New Alternatives clients!
documented by photographer Joan Lobis Brown
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December 31st, 2014
2014 Holiday Appeal
to Our Supporters
New Alternatives is a grassroots, 99% volunteer organization that operates on a skeletal budget of less than $135,000 per year, without any federal aid. We rely on the efforts of a single full-time staff member and over 300 volunteers. Our funding sources are entirely small private grants, and the contributions of individuals like you; people who care about homeless LGBT youth. This year, one of our grants was unexpectedly reduced, leaving us with a year-end short-fall of $20,000.
We added new services at New Alternatives this year, including on-site HIV/STD testing provided by our partner Project Stay, and an on-site health insurance enroller to ensure that all of our youth have access to healthcare.
I know you get a lot of appeals this time of year from many worthy organizations, but keep in mind that when you give to New Alternatives, you are directly funding services for homeless LGBT youth and young adults – not overpaid administrators or hefty overhead costs.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to New Alternatives either by clicking on the donate button at the top of this page, or by check payable to “New Alternatives” and mailed to: 83 Christopher St, NYC NY 10014.
December 5th, 2014
December 4th, 2014
December 2nd, 2014
Proceeds to benefit New Alternatives!!!
VIP Tickets include:
Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet
November 16th, 2014
The LGBT Homeless Youth at New Alternatives will be warm during the cold weather this week thanks to our annual clothing drive!
November 7th, 2014
UNCIVIL UNION: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE ALLY COALITION AND NEW ALTERNATIVES FEATURING JAMES ADOMIAN, CAMERON ESPOSITO, REGGIE WATTS, JIM GAFFIGAN, AND ELIOT GLAZER
FRI, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$25.00 – $98.00
UNCIVIL UNION will take place on November 7th, 2014 at The Bell House during the NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL. UNCIVIL UNION will bring together the artistic community to raise awareness and funds to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. Headlined by James Adomian and Cameron Esposito, the NY Comedy Festival event will feature stand-up comedy, music, special guests and opportunities for fans to engage in this important cause. THE ALLY COALITION was created by GRAMMY-winning band FUN. and designer Rachel Antonoff whose mission is to inspire people to take action for LGBTQ through education, awareness and advocacy.
October 16th, 2014
You are invited to our upcoming reception on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 PM!
The event will feature a performance by Dave Tony, a former homeless LGBT youth who has become a professional singer. The keynote speaker will be Destiny James, a New Alternatives client, discussing her path from homelessness to college. We will also be serving hors d’oeuvres and refreshments! Please stop by, learn more about ways to help and mingle with great people!
RSVP by Monday, October 13 at RSVP@newalternativesnyc.org and please share the invitation with your friends and network! And don’t forget to visit our website http://www.newalternativesnyc.org/ to learn about our work and donate. You can also find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NewAlternatives and Twitter https://twitter.com/NewAlternatives !
We look forward to seeing you on October 16!
August 1st, 2014
June 30th, 2014
Hosted by Jene Hernandez (Soul/R&B Artist, Songwriter, Actress – Conviction, Cash Flow, Tio Papi) with musical direction by Nate Buccieri, Voices for Homeless LGBTQ Youth brings together a star-studded group for one night to benefit the vital youth organization New Alternatives.
The evening will feature appearances and performances by:
Andrea McArdle (Broadway’s Original Annie, Les Miserables, Jerry’s Girls, Beauty and the Beast)
Ann Hampton Calloway (Platinum Award-winning & Tony Award-nominated songwriter/singer/actress)
DIVA, presented by Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden), featuring Kelly King (Michael Bolton, Babyface), Alexa Green (Wicked), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding)
E.Cornelius Clayton (Wonderland, Beautiful)
Anne Steele (MAC & Bistro Awards-winning artist)
Bridget Everett (At Least Its Pink, Inside Amy Schumer, Our Hit Parade)
Fatima Ptacek (Curfew, Dora the Explorer, Tio Papi)
Jeremy Abram (Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador, Love Blactually, Out of the Game)
Shakina Nayfack (One Woman Show)
** Talent subject to change and additional artists will be added as confirmed
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.JOESPUB.COM
$30.00 to $40.00 — Reserved Seat (also, $12 food or 2 drink minimum)
$100.00 — Reserved Booth Seat & VIP Reception (also, $12 food or 2 drink minimum)
**Fair market value of ticket is $20, the remainder is tax deductible.**
VIP Reception: 6:00PM-6:30PM
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Starts: 7:00PM
To purchase door prize tickets, make a donation
($10/3 tickets, $20/8 tickets, $100/50 tickets) on the New Alternatives site here, and be sure to enter “Door Prize” in the Special Instructions section (click on “+” next to “Add special instructions or message”). Additional tickets will be sold at the door, where you will be able to pick up your pre-purchased door prize tickets as well.
For further information, email@example.com or call 917-991-5975.
Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.
There are no upcoming events at this time.