Off-Campus Resources

This image showcases a table display from CCNYs 'Coming out Week' event. The table is full of the rainbow colors of the pride flag, and includes pamphlets and fliers of different resources.

Off-Campus Resources

Here are resources offered outside of the CCNY campus.

Academics - Grants and Scholarships

Accommodations - Homelessness & Shelter

Please see “Youth (24 and Younger) - Homelessness & Shelter” for age-affirming youth resources.

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) homeless shelter system provides temporary, emergency shelter for homeless youth in NYC. Please also note that individuals over the age of 18 do have a right to shelter in the single adult and family shelter systems operated by the The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS).

You can also get assistance if you are about to become homeless. If you would like to speak to a counselor, 311 can give you the address of your local HomeBase office.

You have the right to access shelter services regardless of immigration status.

Below is some information regarding possible LGBTQ+ affirming shelter options for folks ages 18 years old and over. We advise that you check to see if space is available (or seek out the assistance of a Crisis Intervention advocate) before walking into a shelter site.

Manhattan
 

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 695-2220
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

 

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(646) 602-6404
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

 

  • Ali Forney Day Center | (212) 206-0574 | Website: aliforneycenter.org | 321 W 125th St 10027 | Drop-in, shelter, food, support groups/counseling, medical services for homeless youth 16-24. Hours: 10am-6pm.  

  • Covenant House | (212) 613-0300 | Website: ny.covenanthouse.org | 460 W 41st St 10036 | Emergency shelter, crisis care, counseling, clothing for youth 16-24. 24/7. 

  • Hetrick Martin Institute Housing Support, Case Management, and Outreach |
    2 Astor Pl, 3rd Floor Every Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat: 3:30 pm or call (212)674- 2600x271 Phone: (212)674-2400

  • Streetwork Project Drop-In | Website: safehorizon.org | Harlem: (212) 695-2220 | 209 W 125th St 10027 | Lower East Side: (646) 602-6404 | Tues, Thurs & Fri: 3-7 | 33 Essex St 10002 | Meals, showers, clothing, access to medical/mental health care, legal assistance, HIV testing/education, obtaining identification/benefits, links to shelter, housing advocacy.  

  • Sylvia’s Place | (212) 629-7440 | Website: mccny.org/charities/shelter 

  • Metropolitan Community Church | 446 W 36th St 10018 | Drop-in services Mon-Sat 5-9 p.m. Emergency shelter for youth under 24. Referral required. 

  • Trinity Place Shelter | (646) 580-7045 | Website: trinityplaceshelter.org | 164 W 100th St 10025 | Transitional housing shelter for youth 18-24. Must be referred by social worker or case manager. No drop-in. Contact  genderresources@ccny.cuny.edu  for referrals. 

Bronx

  • Homeward NYC | True Colors Bronx

    2808 Jerome Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10468

    Ms. Khadija Abdul-Majid (she/her) is the Clinical Case Manager at Homeward NYC / True Colors Bronx.  Khadija and her team offer supportive housing for young adults between the age of 18-24 who identify as LGBTQI+. Please feel free to contact Khadija for more information or for the application:

    Office: 917-801-4950 ext. 12
    Cell: 646-740-7094
    Email:  kamajid@homeward.nyc
     
  • Marsha’s House

480 E 185th St.
Bronx, NY 10458
(929) 445-5445

DHS Shelter in the Bronx for LGBTQ people under 30. You must go to DHS intake shelter first to receive CARES ID# and then transfer. For more info. contact Kellie Rivera, Director of Social Services at Kellie.Rivera@projectrenewal.org or (212) 913-9993 (extension: 254)

452 E 149TH ST 3RD FLOOR, BRONX, NEW YORK 10455
646.723.3325

Screening Form

 

410 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

(718) 902-7653  info@newalternativesnyc.org

 

Accommodations - Hostels

 

168 E 24th St
New York, NY
(212) 260-9779
americandream24@aol.com

83 Essex Street
New York, NY
(646) 669-8495

251 West 20th Street
New York, NY
(212) 647-0010

300 West 30th Street
New York, NY
(212) 244-7827
(877) 827-6969                           

891 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 932-2300

38 W 88th St
New York, NY
(212) 787-7706

Accommodations - Hotels

 

317 West 14th Street
New York, NY
(212) 929-1023
(888) 546-2700
Reservations & General Questions: mail@chelseapinesinn.com
 

204 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 929-9353
(866) 929-9353
info@chelseasavoynyc.com

318 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 243-9669
(800) 689-3779

446 10th Avenue
New York, NY
(855) 811-0007

66 Charlton Street
New York, NY
(212) 229-9988

815 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
(212) 513-0001

225 East 17th Street
New York, NY
(212) 475-2845

370 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 625-1500

235 Meeker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 625-2100

206 West 41st Street
New York, NY
(212) 703-8600

32 8th Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 206-0007

667 Argyle Road, Brooklyn, NY
(646) 228-4656

Chelsea
300 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 675-1911

SoHo
135 E Houston Street
New York, NY
(212) 358-8844

Midtown West
449 West 36th Street
New York, NY
(212) 967-7206

341 Broome Street
New York, NY
(212) 226-1482
(800) 737-0702

 

Accommodations - LGBTQ+ Roommate Resources

 

PLEASE NOTE: City College and the CCNY LGBTQ+ Student Center does not have any relationships with the companies listed. Inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement
 

  • Sometimes students post available rooms or ask for housing resources on Reddit through r/CCNY and r/CUNY
     
  • Sometimes students post available rooms or ask for housing resources through various CCNY-specific groups on Facebook
     
  • Craigslist
    In addition to apartment and roommate listings, this website also contains personals, job listings, things for sale, gigs and services. Please be cautious when sharing personal information
     
  • Rainbow Roommates, New York
    LGBT-specific

75 West End Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 757-2865

Accommodations - Area Internet Access

 

  • Copy Com
    Cost $3/10 minutes
    Color and black & white printing
    70 Greenwich Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (212) 924-4180
     
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
    Cost $.30/minute $18/hour
    Color and black & white printing
    239 7th Avenue South
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    (212) 929-0623
     
  • Greenwich Village Mail Center
    Cost $1.50/first five minutes $2.50/per 15 minutes
    Color and black & white printing
    511 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday Closed
    (212) 924-4002.
     
  • New York Public Library
    Free

    Jefferson Market Branch
    425 6th Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (212) 243-4334

    Muhlenberg Library
    209 W 23rd Street
    New York, NY
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    (212) 924-1585
     
  • Staples Copy & Print Shop
    Cost $.30/minute
    Color and black & white printing
    Fax machine
    Long distance calls
    390 6th Avenue
    New York, NY
    Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    (212) 673-1090

Accommodations - LGBTQ+ Bookstores & Attractions

 

  • Bluestockings
    Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade café and activist center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
    172 Allen Street
    New York, NY
    Everyday 11AM - 11PM
    (212) 777-6028
     
  • Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
    The Bureau is a queer cultural center, bookstore and event space hosted by The Center.
    208 W 13th St, Room 210
    New York, NY
    (646) 457-0859
  • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
    The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it.
    26 Wooster Street
    New York, NY
    (212) 431-2609
     
  • Office of the City Clerk
    1 Centre Street
    New York, NY
    (212) 374-6368

Accommodations - Borough LGBTQ+ Centers

 

Provides services and support to the borough's LGBT+ residents through programming, partnerships and positive, life-affirming activities. 

Manhattan
 

  • Audre Lorde Project
    LGBT/two-spirit/people of color center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. Mobilization, education, capacity­ building, works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

    Manhattan
    147 W 24th Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 463-0342
    (212) 463-0344
     
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
    The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services.
    208 W 13 St.
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 620-7310
     

Bronx

  • Destination Tomorrow
    Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency and the LGBTQ+ center of the Bronx borough. It is our belief that no individual should have to leave his, her, or their neighborhood to access LGBTQ+ specific services. It is our belief that all LGBTQ+ young people deserve a space to grow, learn, and flourish. It is our belief that people, regardless of their sexual identity or gender expression, deserve a space they can call their own.
    452 E 149TH ST 3rd Floor, Bronx, New York 10455
    (646) 723-3325
    info@destinationtomorrow.org
     

Brooklyn

  • Audre Lorde Project
    LGBT/two-spirit/people of color center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. Mobilization, education, capacity­ building, works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

    Brooklyn
    85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
    (718) 596-0342
     
  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center
    4 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY
    (347) 889-7719
    info@lgbtbrooklyn.org
     
  • Rainbow Heights Club
    25 Flatbush Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    (718) 852-2584
     

Queens

  • Queens LGBT Center (Q Center)
    The mission of Q Center is to celebrate and take pride in LGBT identities, care for individuals and groups in need, educate the public about those individuals and groups, address health disparities, build community, and empower all.
    35-11 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106
    (718) 514-2155
    info@lgbtnetwork.org
     

Staten Island
 

Accommodations - Community Information

 

  • Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
    AVP provides free, holistic legal, counseling and safety planning services to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors in all five boroughs of NYC.
    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    212.714.1141
     
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    Callen-Lorde provides a trans-affirmative environment where you can receive hormone therapy, as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address the all of your health and wellness needs.
     
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis
    Short-term individual, family, and couples treatment, substance use and treatment adherence services. Mental Health services only available for HIV+ individuals who meet financial and residential eligibility requirements.
    Main: (212) 367-1000
    Helpline: (212) 807-6655
    Toll Free: (800) 243-7692
     
  • Housing Works
    Transgender Evening Program and Transgender Transitional Housing Program provides legal services, in addition to HIV/AIDS services, homeless and food services, support services, detox and referrals, and more.
    57 Willoughby Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
    (347) 473-7400, Option 1
    TTY: (212) 925-9560
    info@housingworks.org
     
  • Identity House
    Identity House provides peer counseling and therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and all other adults who are struggling with issues of sexuality, alienation, relationships and family. They also sponsor groups, workshops and other events. Walk-in peer counseling is available at the Center on Saturday & Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
    (212) 243-8181

Accommodations - LGBTQ+ Employment

 

Manhattan
 

  • ACCESS-VR
    All individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goals.
    116 W 32nd St 5th Fl 10001
    (212) 630-2300
     
  • Audre Lorde Project
    The 3rd Space Support program seeks to work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color who struggle with issues around employment, education, health care and immigration status. It is a place to give and receive sustainable support where creation, invention, and innovation will be practiced.
    147 W 24th St 3rd Fl 10011-1911
    (212) 463-0342
     
  • Bottomless Closet
    Offers an innovative approach to workforce preparation for disadvantaged female and femme identified people transitioning from unemployment and public assistance to work. Services include interview prep, resume review, clothing access.
    16 E 52nd St 15th Fl 10022
    (212) 563-2499
     
  • Community Access “Thrive At Work” Program
    Trainings are free, have flexible schedules, and are tailored to meet the varied backgrounds of applicants. People with mental health conditions who also have co-experiences such as a history of incarceration, substance use, homelessness, military service, identify as LGBT, and/or identify with a racially or ethnically marginalized group, are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, you must have a mental health diagnosis, earned a High School diploma (or GED/TASC) and be a resident of New York City.
    2 Washington St 9th Fl 10004
    (212) 780-1400
     
  • Dress for Success
    Empowers women, female, and femme identified people to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. All sites provide both suiting and employment retention services.
    32 E 31st St 6th Fl 10016
    (646) 233-4959
     
  • GMHC Moving Ahead Toward Career Horizons (MATCH) Program
    Offers comprehensive vocational assessment, training, job placement assistance, and retention services to ensure successful transition to work.
    446 W 33rd St 10001
    (212) 367-1545
     
  • New York City Anti Violence Project Economic Empowerment Program
    Supports clients with free and confidential financial and workforce development services, including financial counseling ( budgeting, resolving debt, building credit, and tax support) and job readiness services (resume and cover letter building, mock interview, and career planning).
    116 Nassau St 10038
    24 Hour Hotline: (212) 714-1141
     
  • Nontraditional Employment for Women
    Prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future.
    243 W 20th St 10011
    (212) 627-6252
     
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
    Prepares women for nontraditional careers in the construction, utilities, maintenance, green, and transportation industries. Programs include a mix of hands-on shop skills, classroom instruction, physical fitness assessment, job development and placement services, social service referrals, and case management.
    45 Wadsworth Ave 10033
    (212) 822-8300
     
  • OPEN Finance
    From regular happy hours to fundraising events benefiting not-for-profit organizations and career development, OPEN Finance’s networking opportunities strengthen the LGBT financial services community.
    62 Chelsea Piers #316 10011
    (646) 723-2770
     
  • Project Renewal
    Offers job placement, training, case management, and housing services to men and women struggling with homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and other chronic health issues that need comprehensive services to achieve their goals for independent living.
    200 Varick St 9th Fl 10014
    (212) 620-0340
     
  • ROC United
    Engages workers, employers, and consumers to improve wages and working conditions in the restaurant industry. Job training and placement, leadership development and civic engagement, legal support and policy advocacy. LGBTQ inclusive.
    275 7th Ave Ste 1703 10001
    (212) 343-1661
     
  • Translatinx Network TGNC Leadership Space
    Teaches, refines, and uplifts us as members within the TGNC community. The curriculum entails lectures, discussions, group work, and outreach programs. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills, gender and community philosophies, and make a difference in your life and those of others! Participants will need to complete a CDC- HIV Testing Training to obtain their certificate. This training will teach them how to conduct a proper HIV Test and learn more about HIV and AIDS.
    137 W 19th St 2nd Fl 10011
    (646) 882-2000
     
  • Upwardly Global
    Seeks to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate them into the professional US workforce.
    505 8th Ave Ste 1601 10018
    (212) 219-8828

 

Brooklyn

  • Housing Works Job Training Program
    Provides real-world training for real life jobs within a community that fosters healing and support. Housing Works Community Healthcare guarantees full-time employment and living wages for all graduates so that stable pay and sustained health are always in sight. Offers TGNC-specific job training program.
    57 Willoughby St 2nd Fl Brooklyn 11201
    (347) 473-7407
     
  • Opportunities for A Better Tomorrow
    Helps disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement, ESL, computer training, and support services.
    280 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn 11237
    (718) 381-3222

 

Bronx

  • Destination Tomorrow
    Staff work at every point of the continuum, from arrest and pre-entry, through jail and prison, to reentry, including children and families affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Offers job readiness & employment services in the community.
    809 Westchester Ave Bronx 10455
    (646) 723-3325

 

  • The Osborne Association
    Staff work at every point of the continuum, from arrest and pre-entry, through jail and prison, to reentry, including children and families affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Offers job readiness & employment services in the community.
    809 Westchester Ave Bronx 10455
    (718) 707-2600

 

Queens

  • CHHAYA
    Offers career readiness services, case management services, and advocacy services for predominantly South Asian community members, but open to all community members.
    37-43 77th St 2nd Fl Queens 11372
    (718) 478-3848
     
  • Workforce1
    Service provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services that prepares and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities. Make strong matches for both candidates and employers by using a unique combination of recruitment expertise, industry knowledge, and skill-building workshops to strengthen candidate’s employment prospects.
     
  • New York City Public Library
    Offers training in Microsoft Office, Coding, and 100+ courses that are offered both on a rolling and cyclical basis, ESL courses, computer access, and book check out also available.
    (212) 243-6876
     
  • Lesbians Who Tech
    Aims to connect lesbians and queer women to  build a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the tech industry.
     
  • Out in Tech
    Empowers aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. Provides resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.
     
  • OUTProfessionals
    Hosts various events monthly, from mixers to celebrity interviews, film screenings and professional panels to career workshops. Paid Membership required.
     
  • StartOut
    Supports economic empowerment by offering unique programs and resources that accelerate success, instill pride, and bring recognition for LGBTQ entrepreneurs across the U.S. and beyond. Free and premium memberships available

Nyc Wide

  • Black Remote She 
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Black LGBTQI+ people are often faced with homophobia, transphobia, racism, and discrimination from employers lacking and neglecting equity in their company culture. Black Remote She is a community for Black queer, trans, nonbinary people, and allies interested in working remotely. Our platform was created to build a safe space for our community to transition into remote work. White supremacy culture has harmed, burdened, and traumatized us for far too long. Our community deserves and demands safe spaces.

Accommodations - Food Resources

 

Bronx

  • Black Forum of CO-OP City, Inc.
    Pantry: Tue-Fri 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    Photo ID with address required. Serves residents of 10475.
    177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx, NY 10475
    718.320.8035
     
  • BOOM! Health
    Pantry: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    540 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
    718.295.5605
     
  • Church of God of Prophecy
    Soup Kitchen: Wed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    85 E 165th St, Bronx, NY 10452
    212.691.8100
     
  • Community Food Pantry at Highbridge
    Pantry: Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Photo ID/current address required.
    1363 Ogden Ave, Bronx, NY 10452
    718.960.2262
     
  • Eastchester Presbyterian Church
    Soup Kitchen: Thu 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Pantry: Every 3rd Sat 10 a.m.
    ID required.
    3154 Fish Ave, Bronx, NY 10469
    718.798.1855
     
  • Helping Hands of Immaculate Conception Church
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 1-2 p.m.
    Pantry: Every 3rd Sat 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    ID/proof of address required. Serves residents of 10467 and 10469.
    754 East Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10467
     
  • Jewish Community Council
    Pantry: Tue-Thu 1-4 p.m.
    2157 Holland Ave, Bronx, NY 10462
    718.792.4744
     
  • New St. John Baptist Church
    Pantry: Tue 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thu 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fri 8-10 a.m., Sun 12-2 p.m.
    ID required.
    2409 Lorillard Pl, Bronx, NY 10458
    917.400.4830
     
  • Part of the Solution (POTS)
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Sun 12:30-3:30 p.m.
    Pantry: Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sat 3:30-5:30 p.m.
    2759 Webster Ave 2nd Fl, Bronx, NY 10458
    718.220.4892
     
  • United Bronx Parents Soup Kitchen
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2:30-4 p.m.
    Pantry: Wed and Fri 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    1006 E 151 St, Bronx, NY 10455
    718.991.7100
  • Destination Tomorrow’s pantry 

    Pantry:9am-12pm(most likely daily)

    2134 Barnes Ave

    For more information about our Prevention and Community Outreach services or how we can table at your next event please contact Yahaira Gonzalez-Director of Prevention and Community Outreach Yahaira_G@DestinationTomorrow.org  


     

 

Upper Manhattan

  • Bailey House
    Pantry: Wed 1-3:30 p.m.
    Photo ID or Benefits card required. Emergency Pantry available.
    1751 Park Ave 3rd Fl
    New York, NY 10035
    212.633.2500 x363
     
  • Christ and St. Stephen's Church
    Brown Bag Program: Mon-Fri 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    120 W 69 St
    New York, NY 10023
    212.580.8179
     
  • Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (HOAP)
    Soup Kitchen: Tue 6-7 p.m.
    Pantry: Mon 2-3:45 p.m., Tue-Fri 10-11:45 a.m., 2-3:45 p.m.
    ID/proof of address required first time.
    351 E 74 St
    New York, NY 10021
    212.288.6743
     
  • Community League of the Heights
    Pantry: Wed, Sat 9-11 a.m.
    Photo ID required.
    508 W 159 St
    New York, NY 10032
    212.795.4779
     
  • Food Bank for NYC Community Kitchen
    Community Meal: Mon-Fri 4-6 p.m.
    Pantry: Tue, Thu, Fri 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wed 1-8 p.m.
    Registration for pantry required.
    252 W 116 St
    New York, NY 10026
    212.566.7855
     
  • Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights - Inwood
    Pantry: Tue-Thu 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Photo ID/proof of address and registration required, must live in Inwood/Washington Hts.
    121 Bennett Ave #11A
    New York, NY 10033
    212.568.5450
     
  • Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Community Meals Program
    Soup Kitchen: Mon 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Pantry: Tue, Wed 10-11 a.m.
    201 Lenox Ave
    New York, NY 10027
    212.864.1155
     
  • New York Common Pantry
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 8-9:30 a.m., Mon, Wed, Fri 4:30-6 p.m.
    ID/proof of need required for intake.
    8 E 109 St
    New York, NY 10029
    917.720.9710
     
  • New York City Love Kitchen
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Pantry: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Thu 2-3 p.m.
    Photo ID/proof of address required.
    3816 9 Ave
    New York, NY 10034
    212.942.4204
     
  • Salvation Army Harlem Temple
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Pantry: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Referral, ID, proof of address required.
    540 Lenox Ave
    New York, NY 10037
    212.862.3900
     
  • West Side Campaign Against Hunger
    Pantry: Mon 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1-3 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. (working people only), Wed-Fri 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1-3 p.m.
    263 W 86 St
    New York, NY 10024
    212.362.3662 x123

 

Lower Manhattan

  • The Bowery Mission
    Soup Kitchen: Daily 8-9 a.m., 1-2 p.m., 6-7 p.m.
    Pantry: Mon-Fri 9-11 a.m.
    227 Bowery
    New York, NY 10002
    212.674.3456
     
  • Crossroads Community Services
    Soup Kitchen: Sun-Fri, Sat 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Sun, Mon, Wed 7-8:30 a.m.; Sat 9:30-11 a.m.
    Pantry: Thu 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appt
    108 E 51 St
    New York, NY 10022
    212.378.0229
     
  • Crossroads Food Pantry
    Pantry: Every other Sat 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Proof of residence/income required.
    329 W 42 St
    New York, NY 10036
    212.246.4732
     
  • Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
    Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    296 9 Ave
    New York, NY 10001
    212.924.0167
     
  • New Alternatives for Children
    Pantry: Mon, Tue 2-5 p.m.
    37 W 26 St 6th Fl
    New York, NY 10010
    212.994.7919
     
  • Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry
    Pantry: Thu 9-10 a.m. (groceries); Tue-Fri 2-3 p.m. (snack bags); Tue-Fri-3 p.m. (folks living with HIV); Tue-Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (emergency pantry).
    446 W 36 St
    New York, NY 10018
    212.629.7440
     
  • Trinity Church Brown Bag
    Soup Kitchen: Sun 2-2:30 p.m., Mon-Sat 12:45-1:15 p.m.
    75 Broadway
    New York, NY 10006
    212.602.0800
     
  • Trinity Services and Food for the Homeless
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Pantry: Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    ID required for pantry.
    602 E 9 St
    New York, NY 10009
    212.228.5254
     
  • Xavier Mission at the Church of St. Francis Xavier
    Soup Kitchen: Sun 12:30-3 p.m.
    Pantry: 2nd Sat 10-11:30 a.m.
    Residents of 10001-10003, 10009-10014, 10016. ID/proof of address required.
    55 W 15 St
    New York, NY 10011
    212.627.2100

 

Upper Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Teen Challenge, Inc
    Soup Kitchen: Mon-Thu 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Pantry: 1st, 2nd Sat 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    444 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 789-1414
     
  • Church of God of Prophecy
    Pantry and Soup Kitchen: Tue 5-7 p.m.
    71 Malta St, Brooklyn. NY 11207
    (718) 649-5533
     
  • First Food, Inc
    Pantry: Wed 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Photo ID required.
    165 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
    (718) 624-1950
     
  • Greenpoint Reformed Church
    Soup Kitchen: Wed 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Pantry: Thu 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
    ID required for first visit.
    136 Milton St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
    (718) 383-5941
     
  • Hebron SDA Church
    Soup Kitchen: Sun 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
    Pantry: 1st and 3rd Wed 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    1256 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718) 778-6454
     
  • The Hope Center Development Corp
    Pantry/Soup Kitchen: Sat 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Photo ID required first visit.
    409 E 95 St, Brooklyn, NY 11212
    (718) 385-7305
     
  • Isaiah's Temple of Mt. Hope
    Soup Kitchen: Tue 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Thu 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Pantry: Thu 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
    862 Glenmore Ave, brooklyn, NY 11208
    (718) 850-1499

Accommodations - Hotlines

 

  • Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
    AVP operates a free, confidential bilingual 24 hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline that is staffed by volunteers and professional counselors/advocates to offer support to LGBTQ & HIV affected victims and survivors of any type of violence.  Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and on-going short- or long-term counseling, including other supportive services such as police, court, social services advocacy and accompaniment. 
    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    (212) 714-1141
     
  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
    M-F: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    National: (888) 843-4564
    New York: (212) 989-0999
     
  • Domestic Violence Project
    (718) 875-5062
     
  • It Gets Better Project
    Mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
     
  • Lifenet
    (800) LIFE-NET
     
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
    (800) 656-4673
     
  • Samaritans Suicide Hotline
    (212) 673-3000
     
  • Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Hotline
    (800) 621-4673
     
  • Safe Horizon Streetwork Project
    Provides LGBT-affirming services for runaway and homeless youth, including emergency housing, food, clothing, showers, medical care, needle exchange and an HIV support group.
     
  • Streetwork Harlem Drop-In Center
    209 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY
    (212) 695-2220
     
  • Streetwork Lower East Side Drop-In Center
    33 Essex Street
    New York, NY 10002
    (646) 602-6404
    (800) 708-6600
     
  • The GLBT National Help Center NYC Local Hotline
    (212) 989-0999 (Monday - Friday, 4pm-midnight, Saturday 12pm-5pm)
    The GLBT National Help Center directly operates a local hotline in New York City providing peer-support as well as information and local resources.
     
  • The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
    (866) 488-7386 (866-4-U-TREVOR)
    info@thetrevorproject.org
     
  • Trans Lifeline
    This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. Their goal is to prevent self-harm and welcome the call of any transgender person in need.  The Trans lifeline will do their best to connect you to services. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call.
    (877) 565-8860

Accommodations - Legal Services

 

  • American Civil Liberties Union: LGBT Project
    Advocacy, impact litigation and legal services for LGBT people focusing on: LGBT rights, relationships/marriage, parenting, youth & schools and TGNC discrimination.
    125 Broad St, 18th Fl, Nww York, NY
    212.549.2500
     
  • Anti-Violence Project
    Legal Services Department increases access to civil legal services, which increases safety for LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of all types of violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence and hate violence. Provides free, holistic legal services to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors in all five boroughs of New York City in Family Court, Housing Court, Civil Court and with immigration matters.
    212.714.1141
     
  • Community Health Advocates
    Guides individuals, families and small businesses through the health care system with
    information, advice and advocacy on all types of health insurance. Trans-friendly.
    105 E 22nd St
    New York, NY 10010
    888.614.5400
     
  • HIV Law Project
    Serves HIV+ Bronx and Manhattan residents with housing, immigration, benefits and healthcare.
    15 Maiden Ln, 18th Fl
    New York, NY 10038
    212.577.3001
     
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
    Serves LGBT and HIV+ people through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
    120 Wall St, Ste 1500
    New York, NY 10005
    212.209.8585
     
  • Law Enforcement Bureau
    Enforces the NYC Human Rights Law. Call to make an appointment to meet with a staff attorney.
    212.306.7450
     
  • Legal-Aid Society
    Provides Civil and Criminal legal services to low-income New Yorkers.
    199 Water St
    New York, NY 10038
    212.577.3300
     
  • Legal Services of New Jersey
    Provides legal assistance on civil matters to low-income New Jersey residents. Offers guidance on name changes on the telephone (but does not represent clients for the name change process). Experience with TGNC people.
    888.576.5229
     
  • LGBT Bar Association of New York
    Resource center, lawyer assistance program, LGBT Life Planning, Legal Walk-In Clinics on Long Island and in Manhattan. Tuesday walk-in legal clinic at The Center provides general legal information, referrals. Sign-in 6-6:30 p.m.
    799 Broadway #340
    New York, NY 10003
    212.459.4873
  • Long Island GLBT Community Center
    Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) offers support services for TGNC people, including Name Change Clinic.
    34 Park Ave Bay Shore 11706
    631.665.2300
     
  • New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
    Not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with chapters of 50,000 members across NY State. Leading advocates for rights of LGBT New Yorkers work tirelessly to extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to citizens who have experienced hate crimes, discrimination and marginalization.
    125 Broad St, 19th Fl
    New York, NY 10004
    212.607.3300
     
  • Peter Cicchino Youth Project
    Free legal services for LGBT young people; drop in clinics at Ali Forney, Streetwork Project and Hetrick Martin Institute.
     
  • Sanctuary for Families
    Provides counseling, shelter, legal and other services to victims of domestic violence and their children in New York City. Work with clients from all backgrounds, with specialized services for immigrants (including targeted outreach to African women and Spanish-speaking women), LGBTQ people and victims of sex trafficking.
    212.349.6009
     
  • Service Members Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
    Legal services, watchdog and policy work that supports LGB and TGNC service members and is dedicated to full equality and ending discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Free legal services to active service members and veterans.
    PO Box 65301 Washington, DC 20035
    202.328.3244
     
  • Sex Workers Law Project
    Offers legal advocacy and therapeutic support to survivors of human trafficking and people who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance or coercion. Advocacy, education and organizing to build a movement to protect the human rights of sex workers.
    646.602.5617
     
  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    Representation for low-income TGNCI people and TGNCI people of color in three main areas: Survival & Self-Determination, Immigrant Justice and Prisoner Justice.
    147 W 24th St, 5th Fl
    New York, NY 10001
    212.337.8550
     
  • The LOFT-LGBT Community Services Center for the Lower Hudson Valley
    Pro-Bono Name Change Project for TGNC people and Drop-In Legal Clinic for LGBT legal questions.
    252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY 10605
    914.948.2932
     
  • Transgender Legal Defense and Education
    Provides education on trans rights, connects low-income TGNB people with pro bono attorneys to assist with legal name changes.
    20 W 20th St Ste, 705
    New York, NY 10011
    646.862.9396
     
  • Urban Justice Center
    Provides direct legal service, advocacy, community education and political organizing to NYC’s most vulnerable residents.
    123 William St 16th Fl, New york, NY 10038
    646.602.5600
     
  • Women's Prison Association
    WPA’s mission is to partner with criminal justice-involved women and their families so they can lead safe, productive and lawful lives in the community. Since our founding, WPA has promoted the use of holistic, community-based responses to crime. Our program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing and health care; to rebuild their families and to participate fully in civic life.
    110 Second Ave
    New York, NY 10003
    646.292.7740
  • New York Legal Assistance Group(NYLAG)
  • 100 Pearl St., 19th Floor

    New York, NY 10004

    212-613-5000 info@nylag.org

Accommodations - LGBTQ+ Affirming Religious Centers

 

  • Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
    Educational, cultural, social, spiritual, feminist programs, Jewish/AIDS outreach. Sabbath eve services, Church of Holy Apostles, 28 St/9th Ave.
    57 Bethune Street
    New York, NY
    (212) 929-9498
     
  • Metropolitan Community Church of NY
    Church of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community; holds worship services and Sunday school, offers counseling, holy unions, a food pantry and other services.
    446 West 36th Street
    New York, NY
    (212) 629-7440
     
  • The Church of the Village
    A progressive United Methodist community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Offers worship services, educational opportunities for spiritual growth, children’s and family ministries, a food pantry, a community meal and more.
    201 W 13th St
    New York, NY
    (212) 243-5470

Accomodations- LGBTQ+ Drop-In Centers

 

Manhattan

 

321 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 206-2574
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

555 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 690-8986
Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM

 

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 695-2220
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

 

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(646) 602-6404
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

 

410 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

(718) 902-7653  info@newalternativesnyc.org

210 West 29th St. #4
New York, NY 10001
(917) 426-1246
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 3 PM to 6 PM

Bronx

 

333 East 149 Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 993-5495 or (917) 334-0957
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

Brooklyn

 

774 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 685-3850
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

Queens

 

165-13 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 526-2400 Ext. 2080
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

1600 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 471-6818 Ext. 2123
Monday through Thursday: 2 PM to 8 PM, Friday: 11 AM to 7 PM and Saturday: 12 PM to 8 PM

 

Staten Island

 

27 Port Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
(718) 876-4752
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

Accommodations - Trainings

 

  • Campus Pride
    Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

    Campus Pride: Safe Space Program
    The Campus Pride Safe Space Program is a nationally recognized program that provides training and signage for institutions committed to supporting LGBTQ students.  A Safe Space Program is one of the measures of a supportive campus on the Campus Pride Index.

    Campus Pride: Train-The-Trainer Program
    The Campus Pride Safe Space Train The Trainer Program is the most comprehensive and effective way of adding a Safe Space to your college or university campus.  This 12-hour Train The Trainer program is ideal for faculty, administrators, staff, or students and will provide a foundation for creating a sustainable Safe Space on your campus.  Participants will develop learning outcomes specific to the campus, learn how to create and conduct interactive Safe Space training workshops, and complete an assessment of campus climate to support the safety and academic success of LGBTQ students.  This two-day program is highly interactive and comprehensive.  Participants will receive model Safe Space training lesson plans, learning activities, and a variety of resources from Campus Pride.
     
  • Right to Be: Bystander Intervention Trainings
    Right to Be is an organization focuses on turning the care we have for each other into simple, creative, effective action. We want to build a world that’s free of harassment and filled with humanity. Every day, we train hundreds of people to respond to, intervene in, and heal from harassment. We hold space for people experiencing harassment to share their stories for affirmation and support. And we prepare new leaders to create workplaces, schools, and communities around the world that are filled with humanity.

    Right To Be offers a variety of free Bystander Intervention trainings from the workplace, to the streets, and beyond! You can see their upcoming trainings here.

College Advice-Students

LGBTQ+ students face a unique set of challenges in college. This guide is focused on helping those students face those challenges and providing them with the resources to do so.

College Advice-Parents&Educators

LGBTQ youth are at higher risk of being bullied online. We’ll discuss the problem, take a look at the statistics and offer advice for parents and educators to help LGBTQ cyberbullying victims.

 

Family - Adoption & Foster Care

 

Family - Marriage

 

Family - Introductory Resources for Family, Friends, Allies, and Partners

 

 

Immigration - Advocacy

 

  • Audre Lorde Project - Brooklyn
    LGBT/two-spirit/people of color center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. Mobilization, education, capacity­ building, works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
    85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
    (718) 596-0342
     
  • Audre Lorde Project - Manhattan
    LGBT/two-spirit/people of color center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. Mobilization, education, capacity­ building, works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
    147 W 24th Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 463-0342
    (212) 463-0344
     
  • Families for Freedom
    NY-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation.
     
  • NY Immigration Coalition
    Policy/advocacy work, education, technical assistance and leadership development to support immigrants in NYS.
    137-139 West 25th St 12th Fl
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 627-2227
     
  • The Caribbean Equality Project
    Dedicated to cultivating a supportive, progressive LGBTQ Caribbean community by promoting empowerment and visibility via organizing & advocacy.
    (347) 709-3179

Immigration - Affirmative Identification

 

  • IDNYC
    IDNYC is a free ID card available to all NYC residents age 14 and older. Your immigration status does not matter, and no one will ask you about it. All you have to do is provide proof of identity and residence in NYC. To apply, visit one of the locations below. Appointment required.
     
  • Manhattan Business Center
    66 John Street, 2nd Floor
     
  • Mid-Manhattan Library
    455 5th Avenue
     
  • Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
    1112 St Nicholas Avenue
    718.722.8013

Immigration - Community

 

  • The Caribbean Equality Project
    Founded in 2015 by Mohamed Q. Amin in response to anti-LGBTQ+ hate in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY, the Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) is a community-based organization that empowers, advocates for, and represents Black and Brown, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer Caribbean immigrants in New York City. Through public education, community organizing, civic engagement, storytelling, and cultural and social programming, the organization's work focuses on advocacy for LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights, gender equity, racial justice, immigration and mental health services, and ending hate violence in the Caribbean diaspora. To date, CEP is the only educational-based agency serving the Caribbean-American LGBTQ+ community in New York City, with a dedicated aim to cultivating supportive and progressive Caribbean neighborhoods free of violence, oppression, and discrimination. CEP's organizing fosters solidarity, community partnerships, and greater family acceptance. 
     
  • NYSYLC
    First undocumented youth-led organization in NY. Supports undocumented folks through leadership development, grassroots organizing, educational advancement and self-expression.
    168 Canal St 6th Fl 10013
    (646) 820.9521
     
  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)
    Assists Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Two Spirit, Trans, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming and HIV+ folks coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal and emotional support services.
    505 8th Ave Ste #1212 10018
    (347) 645.9339
     
  • The Brave House
    Brooklyn-based The Brave House supports 16-24 year old immigrant women and GNC youth with free services including free legal aid, mentorship, leadership training, and fun events. You can check out The Brave House's Instagram to learn more about them or read this two-pager for more details on The Brave House's work and impact.

    The Brave House Membership For

    Referral Link (for attorneys, social workers, and other NYC advocates)

    Once a young immigrant girl or GNC person signs up, The Brave House lead an intake call with them and then they’re able to freely access all of The Brave House's services without any restrictions or requirements.
     
  • Translatinx Network
    Support around immigration, name change and community leadership. Provides peer support groups, clothing distribution, computer lab and health-related workshop. Services in Spanish, English and Chinese
    (646) 882.2000

Immigration - English Learning

Immigration - Financial

 

  • CHHAYA
    Chhaya’s mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable and thriving communities.
    37-43 77 St 2nd Fl, Jackson Hts, NY 11372
    (718) 478-3848
     
  • NYC Financial Empowerment Center
    Call 311 to schedule appointments. Helps clients tackle debt, improve credit, open a bank account, save and plan for the future, create a budget and more.
    311

Immigration - Legal

 

  • African Services Committee Immigrant Community Law Center (ICLC)
    High-quality, affordable and trustworthy immigration legal representation. ICLC is staffed by a dedicated and culturally competent multilingual team of qualified attorneys and paralegals. ICLC serves all immigrants of all backgrounds.
    429 W 127 St
    New York, NY 10027
    212.222.3882
     
  • ActionNYC
    The ActionNYC network is made up of trusted community organizations who provide free, safe immigration legal help in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.
    1.800.354.0365
     
  • Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
    AVP provides free, holistic legal, counseling and safety planning services to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors in all five boroughs of NYC.
    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    212.714.1141
     
  • CAMBA Immigration Legal Services
    CAMBA provides legal advice, application assistance and representation to individuals and families in need of immigration services.
    2211 Church Ave Rm 301, Brooklyn, NY 11226
    718.940.6311
     
  • City Bar Justice Center, Immigrant Justice Project
    Assists asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries, survivors of violent crimes and trafficking here in the United States, and individuals seeking humanitarian protection and other forms of relief.
    42 W 44th St
    New York, NY 10036
    212.382.6710
     
  • GMHC Immigration Legal Services
    Helps clients to obtain “green cards,” work authorizations, asylum, citizenship, family based petition, benefits and other immigration issues.
    446 W 33rd St
    New York, NY 10001
    212.367.1328
    212.367.1308
     
  • Health Right International
    Assists in applications for asylum based on human rights violations. Experience working with TGNC people.
    80 Maiden Ln
    New York, NY 10005
    212.226.9890
     
  • Immigration Equality
    Free immigration legal services for HIV-affected and LGBT people, including asylum seekers.
    40 Exchange Pl St 1705 10005
    (212) 714.2904
     
  • Legal-Aid Society
    Provides Civil and Criminal legal services to low-income New York residents.
    199 Water St
    New York, NY
    212.577.3300
     
  • Legal Services of New York City
    Immigration Attorneys in all five boroughs offer representation in a variety of matters including asylum cases, work authorization, adjustment of status, public benefits and removal proceedings.
    Hotline is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    917.661.4500
     
  • LGBT Law Project at NYLAG
    NYLAG provides legal assistance and referrals to low-income LGBT New Yorkers in family law, adoption, name/document changes, homeless shelter issues, public assistance, advance directives and wills.
    7 Hanover Sq 18th Fl
    New York, NY 10004
    212.613.5000
     
  • Make the Road NY
    Free bilingual English-Spanish legal and supportive services aimed at holistic support; Assistance with Public Benefits, SSD/1, Fair Hearings, Housing, Immigration, Healthcare and insurance access, Civil Rights issues; Community organizing and advocacy

    Brooklyn
    301 Grove St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
    718.418.7690

    Queens
    92-10 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372
    718.565.8500

    Staten Island
    479 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY
    718.727.1222
     
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

    NYLPI provides legal support for undocumented, uninsured immigrants with serious health conditions whose status should not bar access to health insurance or medical care.
    151 W 30th St, 11th Fl
    New York, NY 10001
    212.244.6446
     
  • Opportunities for A Better Tomorrow
    Helps disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement, ESL, computer training, and support services.
    280 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn 11237
    (718) 381-3222
     
  • Safe Passage Project
    Created to meet the legal needs of indigent immigrant youth living in New York by providing these indigent youth with basic advice and assistance.
    New York Law School, 185 W Broadway 10013
    914.363.0133
     
  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
    SRLP provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. This collective organization also works on issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system.
    147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY
    (212) 337-8550
    info@srlp.org
     
  • UnLocal
    UnLocal provides direct immigration legal representation, legal consultations and community education to NYC’s undocumented immigrant communities.
    30 Broad St
    New York, NY 10004
    646.216.8210
     
  • Urban Justice Center
    Provides client-centered legal and social services to NYC’s most vulnerable residents.
    40 Rector Street; 9th Floor
    New York City, NY

LGBTQ Archives

The gay and lesbian archive in Québec, started in 1985.

 

Begun in 1978 to preserve Australia's very queer history.

 

Not technically official, but abundant with resources nonetheless.

 

Based in Toronto since 1973, a sizable and web-accessible queer archive.

 

A private collection in Paris of lgbt books, magazines, and some archives.

 

DQRC was founded by Deaf Queer / Trans activist Dragonsani ("Drago") Renteria and launched on the web in 1995.

 

New York University's archive with online finding aids.

 

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

 

Chicago's LGBT circulating library with over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections.

 

Established in 1991, includes the Lesbian Archive of London.

 

San Francisco's glbt archive that shapes and reflects 

America's queerest city.

 

Founded in 1980 as the United Kingdom's national lesbian, gay, and bisexual archive.

 

Seeks to preserve and make accessible primary sources that document historical shifts in the social construction of sexuality, with a focus on U.S. lesbian and gay history and the politics of pornography.

 

Amsterdam's large gay archive, now housed at the Amsterdam Public Library, with a lesbian archive branch in Leeuwarden.

 

Indiana University's sexology library and archive.

 

Chicago's project founded in 1991, inclusive of but not limited to glbt communities, designed for education and research.

 

 

Make an appointment to use the archive: 484 14th St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West.

 

Identifies collections, includes audio files and images, profiles, and exhibitions of material relevent to LGBT people and religious movements.

 

Information about women and the women's movement, lesbians, and the GDR and Eastern Europe, especially the resistance movement. [in German]

 

LGBTQ Scholarly Articles

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. Includes 3 million articles from over 150 journals.

 

Available from anywhere with a current NYPL library barcode, a database of 30 largely full-text journals covering gender studies, family, health beginning in 1980.

 

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more

 

EBSCO's definitive database for LGBTQ+ studies. It provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines, newspapers and videos.

 

'Organized around more than 2,300 documents, more than 800 images and almost 800 links to other websites, the Women and Social Movements website offers new ways for students, teachers and scholars to study American History.' --- access limited to the CCNY Community

 

LGBTQ Print Encyclopedias and Reference

Completely Queer by Steve Hogan; Lee Hudson

Call Number: HQ 75 .H63 1999

ISBN: 9780805060317

Publication Date: 1999-06-15

This remarkably informative and entertaining guide explores - in amazing depth - more facets of today's gay and lesbian subculture than any other one-volume reference work. With quotes, facts, reading lists, and useful tables covering everything from famous pseudonyms to gay detective novels, this is the first guide to include both lesbian and gay male points of view, offering information on their common concerns as well as their different histories and interests.

 

LGBTQ+ (1923-2017) v.1-2 by Shally-Jensen, Michael, editor.

Call Number: HQ76.8 .U55 L43 2018 (Reference Desk)

ISBN: 9781682172872

Publication Date: 2018

 

International Encyclopedia of Sexuality by Robert T. Francoeur (Editor); Raymond J. Noonan (Editor)

Call Number: Cohen Reference, 2nd floor (CREF0) ; HQ21 .I68 1997

ISBN: 9780826408419

Publication Date: 1997

 

LGBTQ Research Guide

Biography Reference Bank contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. In addition to the full text biographies, Biography Reference Bank contains millions of magazine citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Sex and Gender Studies Journals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Health Resources - COVID-19

 

Public Health Resources - MPV (Monkeypox)

 

If you are a Callen-Lorde patient and are experiencing symptoms as described below, please call (212) 271-7200 and ask to speak to Triage. Please do not come into the clinic before getting guidance by phone. If you live in NYC but are not a Callen-Lorde patient, contact the NYC Sexual Health Clinic Hotline at (347) 396-7959.

People with disabilities can get help making a vaccination appointment at an accessible site, traveling to their appointment, and getting their vaccine. This kind of help is called a reasonable accommodation. People with disabilities can select their reasonable accommodations online here, or, if you need help making an appointment because of a disability, you can call 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692 or email hubaccess@health.nyc.gov . To learn more about vaccination help for people with disabilities, visit here.
877-VAX-4NYC

 

Recovery - Detox

 

  • Bellevue Hospital

462 1st Avenue 10016
General Information: (212) 562-4141
Appointments: (212) 562.5555
 

  • Beth Israel Medical Center

429 Second Ave 10010
(212) 726.6847
 

  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's

1111 Amsterdam Ave 10025
(212) 523.4000
 

  • Summit Behavioral Healthcare

2780 Morris Ave Union NJ 07083
(908) 356.7373

 

Recovery - Harm Reduction

 

307 W 38th St 10018
(212) 367.1260

301 W 37th St 10018
(212) 121.1212
 

  • Lower East Side Harm Reduction

25 Allen St 10002
(212) 226.6333
 

  • REACH program

281 1st Ave 10003
(212) 256.2623

 

452 E 149TH ST 3RD FLOOR, BRONX, NEW YORK 10455

TEL: 646.723.3325 FAX: 917.580.6485

 

TGNC Resources - Binders, Instructions, and Tips

 

 

TGNC Resources - Hair Removal & Dermatology

 

107-25 Metropolitan Ave Queens 11375

(718) 544.4234
 

Laser hair removal, spider vein removal, pigmented lesion removal, rosacea therapy, skin tightening.

133 Broadway Ste 303 10010

(646) 926.7202
 

Laser, spider vein removal, skin tightening, skin resurfacing. Donates 15% of sales.

133 W 14th St 10011

(212) 366.2588
 

87-08 Justice Ave Ste 2J Queens 11373

(718) 507.1921

  • Milan Laser Hair Removal

https://lgbtnetwork.org/directory/milan-laser-hair-removal/

At Milan Laser, laser hair removal is not an after thought it's their speciality...it's all they do! The experts at Milan Laser can remove your unwanted body hair for less than the cost of a monthly wax... and it's less painful too!

 

341, South Oyster Bay Road, Plainview Centre, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, 11803, United States

Phone

516-939-1722

 

TGNC and LGB Resources - Legal Resources

 

Transgender Evening Program and Transgender Transitional Housing Program provides legal services, in addition to HIV/AIDS services, homeless and food services, support services, detox and referrals, and more.

57 Willoughby Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
(347) 473-7400, Option 1
TTY: (212) 925-9560
info@housingworks.org
 

LeGal is an association of the LGBT legal community in the New York metropolitan area.

Legal Referrals: (212) 459-4873
General Info: (212) 353-9118
Legal Referrals: referral@le-gal.org
General Info: in%66o@le-gal.org " rel="nofollow"> info@le-gal.org
 

Work to promote the rights and unique needs of the LGBTQ community. Special emphasis on meeting the needs of LGBTQ members who are of colour, low­ income, transgender, gender non­-conforming and youth.

7 Hanover Sq 18th Fl 10004
212.613.5000 x5107
 

SRLP provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. This collective organization also works on issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system.

147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(212) 337-8550
info@srlp.org
 

TLDEF provides free legal services, as well as a name-change project, education and advocacy, for transgender and gender non-conforming people. TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.

20 West 20th Street, Suite 705
New York, NY
Phone: (646) 862-9396
Fax: (646) 930-5654
info@transgenderlegal.org

TGNC and LGB Resources - Health Resources

 

Primary Care, hormone therapy, short-term Mental Health Services, trans* groups. Informed consent model for hormone therapy. Accepts most major insurance & sliding scale. Contact Cecilia Gentili, Trans* Health Program Coordinator (646) 884.5370 or CGentili@apicha.org .

400 Broadway 10013

(212) 334.6029 x5370
 

Special program for trans/LGB folks. Reportedly a safe recovery place for trans women of color. Contact Donna Curtis-Johnson (718) 904-0026 x325 or x331 or donna.curtis@oasas.ny.gov .

1500 Waters Pl Bronx 10461

(718) 904.0026
 

Callen-Lorde provides a trans-affirmative environment where you can receive hormone therapy, as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address all of your health and wellness needs. All locations have interpretation services available upon request (including ASL, Spanish, Russian, and other languages).

Callen-Lorde Chelsea

356 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

(212) 271-7200

 

Callen-Lorde Bronx

3144 3rd Avenue

Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 215-1800

 

Callen-Lorde Brooklyn

40 Flatbush Avenue Extension

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 215-1818
 

Inpatient and outpatient hospital with emergency mental health unit. 

550 1st Ave 10016

(646) 929.7870
 

Care for children and families on outpatient basis through specialized programs, including DBT program. 

1 Park Ave 10016

(646) 754.5000
 

Primary and specialized health care, individual therapy, case workers, health care navigators and pharmacy for LGBTQ people. Informed consent model for hormone therapy. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) program for teens, including skills group and individual therapies.

312 E 94th St 10128

(212) 423.3000
 

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.

US: (877) 565-8860

Canada: (877) 330-6366
 

Promotes evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health. WPATH also provides TGNC competency certification for clinicians.

 

TGNC Resources-Housing

Sex Workers Immediate Temporary Comprehensive Housing - (SWITCH) is a 90-day housing program.

This 15-room, 30-bed residency for TGNCGNB (transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary) individuals who are victims of domestic and sexual violence, victims of sex trafficking crimes, or are participating/have participated in sex work. 

To apply, contact Nia nia@destinationtomorrow.org or

info@destinationtomorrow.org

You may also call (646)723-3325 or visit our main office at 452 E 149th St, 3rd Floor, Bronx, New York 10455 to schedule an intake.

 

TGNC and LGB Resources - Support/Discussion Groups

 

Support group Tuesdays 6:30-7:45. Topics of interest for TGNC people 18+. TGNC folks only.

1360 Fulton St Ground Fl Brooklyn 11216
(347) 889-7719
 

Ages 13-18—Youth Connect

Ages 19-25—CRAVE

Transgender Support Groups – GLITZ (Girls Living In the Trans Zone), and BLITZ (Boys Living in the Trans Zone).

32 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ
michael@hudsonpride.org
 

Social and support groups, including Transgender Discussion Group, health education, and referrals. Drop in center with computer lab and lending library.

76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY
(718) 429-5309
qphinfo@queenspridehouse.org
 

Support groups: transgender support group, AA, SAFE adult education groups; a library and computer center; referrals for services; Pro-Bono Name Change Project for TGNC people and Drop-In Legal Clinic for LGBT legal questions; HIV testing and counseling; group for LGBT parents and their children.

252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY
 

Through promotion, outreach in education, and capacity-building, we encourage and strengthen the creation of safe and productive environments for trans women.

137 W 19th St 2nd Fl 10011
(646) 882-2000

The 3rd Space Support program seeks to work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color (LGBTSTGNC POC) who struggle with issues around employment, education, health care and immigration status. 

85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217-1607
tel: 718.596.0342​​​​​​​

Wellness - Affirmative Identification

 

IDNYC is a free ID card available to all New York City residents age 14 and older. Your immigration status does not matter, and no one will ask you about it. All you have to do is provide proof of identity and residence in the five boroughs of New York City. This is the one card that is truly your key to the city, increasing access to City government and services with a range of discounts and benefits to enjoy your city and prove you are a New Yorker. To apply for your IDNYC please visit one of the following locations. An appointment is currently required.

 

Manhattan Business Center
66 John Street, 2nd Floor


Mid-Manhattan Library
455 5th Avenue


Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
1112 St Nicholas Avenue
718.722.8013


Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
1112 St Nicholas Ave
New York, NY
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Mid-Manhattan Library - NYPL
455 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 

Manhattan Business Center - DOF
66 John Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wellness - Elder LGBTQ+ Health Care

Please see this "LGBTQ+ Elder Health Care Guide" created by retireguide.com

Wellness - Insurance Enrollment

On October 1, 2013, the Affordable Care Act went into effect in New York State, offering insurance options at a range of levels and costs. Interest in the program, called NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, has been high, and you don’t have to figure out which option is best for you and your family on your own. The NYC LGBT Center is a designated navigator for the NY State of Health, the health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act. They provide information and education on the options, and help individuals, families, small businesses and their employees enroll into the program. The NYC LGBT Center’s professional staff is here to help you figure out what plan is right for you, what you can afford and how to complete enrollment. The NYC LGBT Center is proud to offer this free service as another step that we’re taking to ensure that everyone in the LGBTQ+ community has the tools to live happy and healthy lives. Call 646.556.9300 or email enroll@gaycenter.org today to set up an appointment.

 

  • 210 Sherman Avenue, Suites A & C
    New York, NY
     
  • 172 Allen Street
    New York, NY
     
  • 2 Astor Place
    New York, NY
     
  • 1751 Park Avenue
    New York, NY
     
  • 743-749 East 9th Street
    New York, NY
     
  • 8 East 109th Street
    New York, NY
     
  • 209 West 125th Street
    New York, NY
     
  • 208 W 13th St
    New York, NY
     
  • 3763c 83 Street
    Jackson Heights, NY
     
  • 206 East 118th Street
    New York, NY

Wellness - Mental Health, Therapy, and Counseling

 

BRONX

  • Riverdale Mental Health Center
    Psychotherapy, medication consultation. Substance abuse treatment through ReSolve Center for Recovery. Residential services available.
     

BROOKLYN

MANHATTAN
 

STATEN ISLAND

  • Pride Center Of Staten Island
    Behavioral Health Services at the Pride Center of Staten Island provide a supportive and confidential setting for the emotional, psychological, and social needs of the LGBTQIA+ community and their families across the lifespan.

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Wellness - Sexual Health (HIV, STI, etc.)

 

  • Apicha Community Health Center

    Free and confidential testing for HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted diseases. 

    The Apicha Community Health Center provides high quality, culturally responsive health care especially welcoming for Asian Americans, South Asians and Southeast Asians, LGBTQ+ and people living with HIV. 

    Make an appointment at www.apicha.org or call (718) 567-5200 in Jackson Heights Queens or (212) 334-6029 in Lower Manhattan

    Health professionals speak Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Tagalog, Hindi, Guajarati, Bengali, Urdu, Thai, and Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish.   

  • Mount Sinai Young Adult Sexual Services (YASS!)

    YASS! provides in-depth services to young MSM of color through the community, including HIV/STI testing, peer-training, prevention education including PEP and PrEP, and connections to social services.
    440 W. 114th St., 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10035
     
  • NYC Sexual Health Clinics

    The NYC Sexual Health Clinics offer STI and HIV testing, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation and counseling, HIV treatment initiation for those diagnosed with HIV, Birth control, including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, MPOX testing, treatment, and vaccination. The NYC Sexual Health Clinic Telemedicine Hotline (347-396-7959) can be used to to speak to a sexual health provider.

    All services are no-to-low cost and confidential. All locations offer walk-in services. Anyone ages 12+ can receive services regardless of immigration status, insurance status, or ability to pay. All locations have interpretation services available upon request. Some services vary by location.

    Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic (Manhattan)

303 9th Avenue, Manhattan
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The clinic may close earlier if capacity is reached.
347-396-7959

*This location offers express testing services where patients 12 years or older without symptoms can make appointments for STI/HIV testing and screening on Tuesdays from 5-7pm. Appointments can be made here

 

Morrisania Sexual Health Clinic (Bronx)

1309 Fulton Avenue, Bronx
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The clinic may close early other days once capacity is reached.
347-396-7959

 

Fort Greene Sexual Health Clinic (Brooklyn)

295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Second Floor, Brooklyn
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The clinic may close early other days once capacity is reached.
347-396-7959

*This location offers express testing services where patients 12 years or older without symptoms can make appointments for STI/HIV testing and screening on Tuesdays from 5-7pm. Appointments can be made here

 

Corona Sexual Health Clinic (Queens)

34-33 Junction Boulevard, Queens
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The clinic may close early other days once capacity is reached.
347-396-7959

 

Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic (Queens)

90-37 Parsons Boulevard, Queens
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The clinic may close early other days once capacity is reached.
347-396-7959
 

  • Out of the Closet

    Thrift store selling clothing, books & housewares; profits go to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Out of the Closet Thrift Stores provides free HIV testing. You can get tested for HIV and shop while you wait. Our finger-prick HIV tests are fast, easy, and offer same-day results.

    475 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn NY, 11217

Wellness - Social Security Benefits

Wellness - Substance Misuse

 

  • Educational Guide: AlcoholHelp.com Resources for LGBTQ+ Folks
    An estimated 25% of the LGBTQ+ population misuses alcohol, compared to about 10 percent of people who identify as heterosexual. Follow the link to learn more about the issues surrounding LGBTQ+ alcohol misuse and how LGBTQ+ individuals can address any underlying causes of their alcoholism and get the tools to overcome it.
     
  • Educational Guide: BocaRecoveryCenter.com Guide in Understanding LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse
    Substance misuse affects 20%-30% of the LGBTQ+ population, compared to 8.4% of the general population, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Follow the link to learn about drug trends in the LGBTQ+ community, gender-affirming treatment guidelines, how to help an LGBTQ+ person cope with addiction, and more.

The road to recovery is a unique and personalized journey for anyone going through addiction treatment. Find out how rehab centers meet the needs of LGBTQ populations.

 

Youth (24 and Younger) - Anti-Violence

 

  • NYC Anti-Violence Project
    A community-based, domestic violence advocacy and service program which provides a hotline, counseling, shelter, safety-planning and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

    AVP provides free, holistic legal, counseling and safety planning services to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors in all five boroughs of NYC.

    Services are also provided to those ages 25 years old and older.

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY
    212.714.1141

Youth (24 and Younger) - College & Education

  • Campus Pride
    Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

Youth (24 and Younger) - Counseling & Case Management

 

 

  • Pride Center of Staten Island

    The goal of case management services at the Pride Center of Staten Island is to expand access, decrease barriers, and help our community get much-needed support.Case management services at PCSI are FREE and open to all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies aged 13+.

Youth (24 and Younger) - Health

 

  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) Program
    Health Outreach To Teens (HOTT)  is a welcoming, non-judgmental, confidential program designed specifically to meet the medical and mental health needs of LGBTQ adolescents and young adults ages 13-24, as well as other young people in need. These services are offered both at a youth-only medical suite at Callen-Lorde as well as a mobile medical unit that travels to areas throughout the five boroughs to meet people where they feel comfortable.

    All of HOTT’s services are provided free of charge or at low cost (insurance is also accepted). HOTT will register young people 21 years old and younger for healthcare services, and provide ongoing care up to their 24th birthday. After their 24th birthday, they will be transitioned into adult care.
     
  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
    Provides high-quality, comprehensive, free health and wellness services for young people. Including: Primary health care, counseling, support, mental health, family therapy, sexual/reproductive health, nutrition programs, fitness programs, and wellness programs.
     
  • Planned Parenthood for Teens (NYS)
    Offers birth control, pregnancy testing, GYN care, STD screening, HIV testing, counseling services, and various regional youth programs.

    New York State law allows teens to consent to confidential family planning services and reproductive health care, including abortion. This means you can make an appointment and get services at health centers like Planned Parenthood without asking your parents’ permission.

Youth (24 and Younger) - Homelessness & Shelter

Shelters

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) homeless shelter system provides temporary, emergency shelter for homeless youth in NYC. Please also note that individuals over the age of 18 do have a right to shelter in the single adult and family shelter systems operated by the The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS).

You can also get assistance if you are about to become homeless. If you would like to speak to a counselor, 311 can give you the address of your local HomeBase office.

You have the right to access shelter services regardless of immigration status.

There is a small system of shelters for homeless youth, aged 16 to 24, in New York City although there are a limited number of beds available. Below is some information regarding possible LGBTQ+ affirming shelter options, however we advise that you check to see if space is available (or seek out the assistance of a Crisis Intervention advocate) before walking into a shelter site.
 

321 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 206-2574
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

460 West 41st Street
212-613-0300 ext. 5212

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 695-2220
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(646) 602-6404
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

Drop-In Centers

Drop-In centers are available to young people ages 14 through 24. Food, clothing, showers, laundry and case management services are available.  

Young people can also receive referrals to crisis services programs, transitional independent living programs and additional supportive services.

You have the right to access services regardless of immigration status.
 

Manhattan

 

321 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 206-2574
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

555 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 690-8986
Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM

 

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 695-2220
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

 

209 West 125 Street
New York, NY 10027
(646) 602-6404
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 12 PM to 6 PM

 

410 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

(718) 902-7653  info@newalternativesnyc.org

 

Bronx

 

333 East 149 Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 993-5495 or (917) 334-0957
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

Brooklyn

 

774 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 685-3850
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

Queens

 

165-13 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 526-2400 Ext. 2080
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

1600 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
(718) 471-6818 Ext. 2123
Monday through Thursday: 2 PM to 8 PM, Friday: 11 AM to 7 PM and Saturday: 12 PM to 8 PM

 

Staten Island

 

27 Port Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
(718) 876-4752
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays

 

Youth (24 and Younger) - Legal Assistance

 

  • Anti-Violence Project
    AVP provides free, holistic legal services to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as a monthly immigration legal clinic at The NYC LGBT Center.

    116 Nassau Street, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10038
    212.714.1184
     
  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    SRLP provides free legal services for low income people and people of color who are trans, intersex or gender non-conforming. This collective organization also works on issues related to housing, employment, foster care, welfare, benefits, immigration, school and the criminal justice system.

    147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY
    (212) 337-8550
    info@srlp.org
     
  • Urban Justice Center
    Provides client-centered legal and social services to NYC’s most vulnerable residents.

    123 William St 16th Fl 10038
    (646) 602-5600

Youth (24 and Younger) - Suicide Prevention & Crisis

 

  • The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
    (866) 488-7386
    info@thetrevorproject.org

 

Youth (24 and Younger)- Drop Ins, Activities (etc)

  • Pride Center Of Staten Island
    Youth Drop-In is one of three youth-centered programs held at the Pride Center of Staten Island filled with free activities open to all youth between the ages of 13-24.
  • Da Spot Next Door

    Da Spot Next Door operates from its “after school” drop in space from Tuesday through Saturday 2pm to 6pm.Providing a safe space for young LGBTQ + identified individuals and their allies to be creative, create community, and be themselves. Every month various group activities and events are held in this space that the young people create themselves! Make sure to follow @DaSpotNextDoor on Instagram for the latest on what is going on!For more information on Da Spot Next Door, Peer Vanguard Program, Youth Services Calendar Mailing List or Youth Events please contact Mel-Mel Irish, Youth Services Coordinator melmel@destinationtomorrow.org


     

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