With the spread of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many service organizations are understandably making the difficult decision to temporarily suspend their onsite services.
This is not possible for the Ali Forney Center. We cannot close and ask our clients to call from home. We are their home. For LGBTQ youth experiencing the terrors of homelessness, we are their first responders. And now they need us more than ever.
Many of our youths and staff are understandably frightened. But despite our fear, we must be there for each other. We hope that you will be there for us too and support our young people any way you can. Every single day we have to be there for our young people.
We believe in New Yorkers and our community's ability to address these challenging times with compassion and love for one another. You make this work possible, and we couldn't do it without you.