The Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center was founded in 2002 in memory of Ali Forney, a homeless gender-nonconforming youth who was forced to live on the streets where they were tragically murdered. Committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ+ young people, their mission is to protect LGBTQ+ youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them to live with the tools needed to live independently.

A 24-hour program, The Ali Forney Center never closes its doors. They provide more than just a bed and food for those in need -- from initial intake to transitional housing and job readiness, they provide homeless LGBTQ+ youth a safe, warm, supportive environment to escape the streets.