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The Mission of the Ali Forney Center is to help homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
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Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
the spirit of Ali continues to live on in the lives we change
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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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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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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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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