New Alternatives provides the following services for Homeless LGBT youth (ages 16-24):
Metro Baptist Church
410 West 40th Street
NYC NY 10018
Sundays 5pm @ Metro Baptist Church
Life Skills Group
Sundays 7pm @ Metro Baptist Church
We offer an interactive Life Skills group that focuses on various issues relevant to the LGBT youth community, including suicide, HIV prevention, living with HIV, and housing rights.
Case Management Drop-In Clinic
Fridays 1pm-6pm @ Metro Baptist Church
This is the place for young people to bring their problems, none too small or too big. Arrest warrants, finding a long-lost mother, applying for disability benefits, returning to high school, back taxes . . . we help with it all.
New Alternatives provides items to meet the basic needs of homeless youth, especially those who are living on the street. In addition to hot meals, we have a food pantry of items that do not require cooking. We also distribute donated clothing; hats, gloves and scarves in winter months; socks; underwear; blankets; and hygiene items such as razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and sanitary pads.
Safe Space & Snacks
Clients are offered a safe space to study, do paperwork, and develop plans towards meeting their goals.
Private Tutoring by Appointment
Volunteer tutors help with GED and SAT preparation, as well as college applications and financial aid paperwork.