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A Lesson in Privilege

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Friday, March 25th, 2016

One of the students who volunteer with us during her Alternative Spring Break wrote about her experience and what it taught her about privilege:




Princeton Students Visit

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Monday, March 21st, 2016

Princeton students on their Spring Break came to hear NewAlt Director Kate Barnhart discuss the issues facing homeless LGBT youth.

Branch Out Alternative Breaks

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Friday, March 18th, 2016

One of our Alternative Spring Break volunteers wrote this about her experience:



Congrats Eric!

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Friday, March 4th, 2016

New Alt congratulates our client Eric on his new warehouse job!


Our Holiday Appeal

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Monday, November 26th, 2012

Dear Friends:

Before New Alternatives launches into our annual holiday appeal, we want to extend our thanks to the many of you that reached out after Hurricane Sandy to ask after our youth, and after us. As Hurricane Sandy blew in, New Alternatives remained open, serving our weekly Sunday dinner early to get the youth on the last train, and referring 10 homeless youth who had been sleeping on the streets to hurricane shelters. Like so many New Yorkers anxious to locate loved ones, New Alternatives had some tense days following the storm, but all of the youth we customarily see are now accounted for. We lost our entire inventory of frozen and perishable food when our new home on Christopher Street went dark along with the rest of the world below 14th street – a tough blow for an organization that runs on a shoestring. Still, we were up and running the Sunday after the storm, serving emergency takeout pizza to over two dozen youth, many of whose already precarious living situations have become even less secure in Sandy’s wake, with couches at a premium and New York’s already severe housing shortage worsening. Thanks again for caring. read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, November 25th, 2012

New Alternatives youth spent thanksgiving day having a wonderful meal at Craftbar

Director Kate Barnhart discusses New Alternatives

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Director Kate Barnhart discusses New Alternatives on the OUT FM radio show on WBAI:


You can hear the full show here: http://t.co/HYXGd61Z

New Alternatives introduces new videos

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

New Alternatives is proud to introduce our new videos produced by Peter Shapiro. Please watch them, “like” them and share them with your friends. They give a face to the issue of LGBT youth homelessness and will allow both people looking for help and looking to help to get a better understanding of what we do and why we do it.

3 minute version



5 minute version


A Few Words from Our Clients (video)
New Alternatives in Action (video)

Mission Statement

Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.