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OUR MISSION

New Alternatives is dedicated to reducing homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in New York City by addressing areas critical to their development and well-being: housing, physical and mental health, education, and employment.

With a strong focus on harm reduction and long-term support, we offer a broad range of direct services and referrals to meet the needs of our clients and advocate on their behalf to ensure they survive and thrive.

At-Risk Youth, Homeless Youth, LGBTQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Homosexual, Nonprofit, Volunteer, Advocacy, Counseling, Support, Community, Resources, Empowerment, Education, Employment, HIV+, Food, Meals, Hygiene Supplies, Social Services, Referrals, Shelter

GET HELP

New Alternatives assists LGBTQ+ young people who are 16–30 years of age. To learn about our services and how you can receive help or refer someone in need, click here.

At-Risk Youth, Homeless Youth, LGBTQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Homosexual, Nonprofit, Volunteer, Advocacy, Counseling, Support, Community, Resources, Empowerment, Education, Employment, HIV+, Food, Meals, Hygiene Supplies, Social Services, Referrals, Shelter

VOLUNTEER

Do you want to share your time and talents with LGBTQ+ youth? Volunteers are the foundation of our work, and New Alternatives needs you. To learn how you can get involved, click here.

At-Risk Youth, Homeless Youth, LGBTQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Homosexual, Nonprofit, Volunteer, Advocacy, Counseling, Support, Community, Resources, Empowerment, Education, Employment, HIV+, Food, Meals, Hygiene Supplies, Social Services, Referrals, Shelter

DONATE

New Alternatives relies on the kindness and generosity of our donors. Without your continued support, our work would not be possible. To make a contribution today, please click here.

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At-Risk Youth, Homeless Youth, LGBTQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Homosexual, Nonprofit, Volunteer, Advocacy, Counseling, Support, Community, Resources, Empowerment, Education, Employment, HIV+, Food, Meals, Hygiene Supplies, Social Services, Referrals, Shelter

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