About Us

we are making a difference

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New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At the Ali Forney Center (AFC), we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments.

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Get Help

escape the streets

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AFC is the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBTQ youth. Our goal is to provide homeless LGBTQ youths, aged 16-24, with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. 

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Programs

Programs to help you along

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The Ali Forney Center is the largest and most comprehensive program in the nation dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless LGBTQ youth.

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Get Involved

Help support the cause

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The Ali Forney Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by private foundations, government grants and the generosity of individuals, local businesses and the community at large. 

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Events

join us in making a difference

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The Ali Forney Center spends less than 5% of its revenue on creating special events to raise funds and awareness for our mission. We invite you to join us in making a difference by taking part in one of these fun parties!

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Ali Forney Story

the spirit of Ali continues to live on in the lives we change

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In December of 1997, Ali was murdered on the streets. He was 22 years old. His tragic death called attention to the atrocious conditions for homeless LGBT youth in New York. In 2002, committed to making a difference and honoring Ali, Carl founded the Ali Forney Center.

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Community

The latest news, featured articles and posts from Carl

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The latest news, featured articles and posts from AFC Executive Director Carl Siciliano. 

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