The mission of the Ali Forney Center is to protect homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to be independent.
Because of your support, we are able to give our youth quality service in an
Are you seeking assistance?
If you are seeking assistance, please contact us at: 212.206.0574 or
stop by our Harlem Drop-in Center:* 321 W. 125th Street New York, NY 10027
(take the A/C/B/D train to 125th Street)
*We are open for new intakes Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM - 6 PM.
(However, we are closed to clients on Wednesday from 12 PM - 4PM for staff meetings.)
Ali Forney was a gender-nonconforming youth forced to live on the streets at 13. They took pride in educating people in HIV prevention and safe sex. They were also a vocal advocate for the investigation of homeless queer youth murders.
What We Do
We provide more than just housing – we provide a home with stability, support, and comprehensive services to help LGBTQ+ homeless youths get their lives back on track and to prepare them to live independently and thrive.