Hope Is Where the Heart Is
Black and Latinx New Yorkers are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Approximately 57% of heads of households in shelters are Black, 32% are Latinx. Studies also show that the large majority of street homeless New Yorkers are people living with mental illness or other severe health problems. Please click here to get a referral for listed housing resources.
NYC HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) Supportive Housing Program
HASA is an NYC HRA program that assists individuals in the 5 boroughs living with HIV/AIDS to live healthy, and more independent lives. The program can help clients with individualized service plans to target necessary housing and cash assistance benefits and provide the support that is specific to their medical goals and that will enhance their well-being.
Housing Works/Bailey House
Housing Works and Bailey House provides youth supportive housing services to LGBTQIA+ individuals between the ages of 18 to 26.
Ali Forney Center
AFC is known for its drop-in center that provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth, giving them the opportunity to access food, medical care, mental health services, and much more. AFC also provides emergency and supportive housing throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. To get more information call (212) -206-0574.
NYC Housing Connect is a New Yorkers' portal system designed to help individuals find and apply for affordable housing opportunities across the five boroughs of New York City.
The Coalition for the Homeless
Coalition for the homeless is a national advocacy and direct service organization for homeless individuals. Their housing programs in NYC consist of The Scattered Site, Bridge Building, and Coalition Houses programs. For more information please call (212)-776-2000.
New Alternatives primarily assist LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults who are 16–30 years of age and homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. New Alternatives provides drop-in services to homeless youth and young adults. For additional information, please call (718)-300-0133.
Sylvia's Place offers Drop-In services from
5 pm–9pm, Tuesday to Friday to LGBTQIA+ youth ages 18 to 24. Sylvia's Place also offers emergency shelter services (first come, first serve). No ID is required to access housing services at Sylvia's Place. For more information please call (212)-629-7440 ask for Deidra Brown.
Our mission is to help young adults between the age 18-26 by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing services to address the emergent need of LGBTQ individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness.
Newark LGBTQ Center
The Newark LGBTQ Community Center is a volunteer-run, community-based organization committed to providing safe space, programs, and services that support the well-being of the LGBTQ community and our allies in the Newark, New Jersey area. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, we have limited in-person hours.
Project Nest Transitional
Help individuals, children, and families who are impacted by HIV/AIDS or are faced with other social and health-related barriers
Transitional housing for HIV+ women
Transitional housing and care for young HIV+ gay/bisexual men
Supportive housing for individuals and families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS
Enrichment programs for children and families
Case management and supportive services
Advocacy to ensure optimal policies, funding, and support for the populations we serve
African American office of Gay Concerns a Center for HIV/AIDS Testing, Prevention & Resources
The African American Office of Gay Concerns mission is to comprehensively serve as a resource for the well-being of Gay men of color, inclusive of, but not limited to the gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning communities through outreach, education, and compassionate care. The African American Office of Gay Concerns is committed to delivering quality HIV/AIDS services to the Gay community in the Greater Newark Area by providing an array of services focused on positively changing individual increased risk behavior.
Bridges4Life is an organization built on helping the Transgender Non-Conforming Community; by providing services to children in the foster care system, young adults, and surviving sex workers.
Bridges4Life is a holistic partnership to address the problems of aging-out services within the foster care system. It focuses on developing a healthy comprehensive grassroots initiative. Furthermore, by empowering social change agencies to develop local strategies for urban service, Bridges4Life’s objective is to work within existing programs and resources to leverage new opportunities for the teens and young adults involved in the program. The coalition started with a vision to help transition teens who are products of the foster care system and street lives into adulthood. A comprehensive urban plan called “Bridges4Life” sets forth a vision, goal areas, and outcomes to organize resources throughout the community for the purpose of transforming teens and young adults into responsible, self-sufficient, confident, and educated adults.
Bridges4Life serves the New Jersey and New York area, offering housing services, mentorship, life skills training, recovery coaching, financial support, and safe space for our TGNC community. For more information please call:
Our mission is to help people who live with HIV, stop the spread of the epidemic, and serve as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey.
This is done thru providing these services:
Stop the spread of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and Hepatitis C through education and prevention strategies.
Provide wellness and behavioral health services.
Meet the unique needs of the diverse HIV community (gay, bisexual, transgender, women, addicts) through safe and supportive programs.
Address stigma, housing challenges, and barriers to care and treatment