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New Alternatives Fundraiser

October 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Date:
October 24, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

New Alternatives Endorses NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR YOUTH SHELTER

April 27, 2017 @ 10:59 am

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The National Campaign for Youth Shelter is a collaborative effort that will build a grassroots campaign to demand a national response to youth homelessness. This new national campaign will focus on sheltering homeless youth, including LGBT youth.

The National Campaign for Youth Shelter calls for:

1. A federal commitment to provide ALL young people, ages 24 and under, with immediate access to safe shelter, affirming the principle that no young person in the United States should be left homeless in the streets.

2. An immediate commitment to add 22,000 shelter beds, along with appropriate services – a five-fold increase over the current level of resources.

3. A more accurate and comprehensive effort to count the number of homeless youth in the nation in order to determine the number of beds that are needed over the next decade.

The campaign will to hold a rally in New York City to launch the campaign as a priority within the LGBT movement on June 2, 2014 in Washington Square Park.

LGBT youth are disproportionately over-represented in the homeless youth population, with as many as 40% of the nation’s homeless youth being LGBT, while only 5% of the overall youth population is LGBT. Currently, there are only approximately 4,000 youth shelter beds in the United States, yet as many as 500,000 unaccompanied youths experience homelessness each year.

“It’s indefensible that our nation would abide hundreds of thousands of young people to be homeless and on their own,” says Jerry Jones, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. “The National Campaign for Youth Shelter will highlight the urgency of basic emergency shelter as we work toward permanent solutions to this crisis.”


Meet and Greet with New Alternatives

April 27, 2017 @ 10:59 am

Join us on  March 21 from 7-9pm
Where: 81 Christopher St, New York, NY
Our featured Speaker will be Kadeem Swenson. Kadeem is a New Alternatives client and student at Brooklyn College

The New Alternatives Fall Meet & Greet – Event Photos

April 27, 2017 @ 10:59 am

Vincenzo Alexander speaking at the New Alternatives Meet and Greet

Former Client and recent college graduate, Vincenzo Alexander speaking at the New Alternatives Meet and Greet


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Executive Director Kate Barnhart tells of New Alternative's mission and work at the Meet and Greet

Executive Director Kate Barnhart tells of New Alternative’s mission and work at the Meet and Greet

Patrons and volunteers mingle at the Meet and Greet

Patrons and volunteers mingle at the Meet and Greet

Thank you to St. John's Lutheran Church for providing sanctuary to host our event

Thank you to St. John’s Lutheran Church for providing sanctuary to host our event

Jeremy Heinerich, New Alternatives Board Member, addresses the crowd

Jeremy Heinerich, New Alternatives Board Member, addresses the crowd

Mingling at the meet and greet

Mingling at the meet and greet

Volunteers serve up refreshments for our patrons and other guests

Volunteers serve up refreshments for our patrons and other guests

Kate Barnhart, New Alternative Executive Director, talks about our mission and work

Kate Barnhart, New Alternative Executive Director, talks about our mission and work

The limited edition New Alternatives t-shirt was available for sale

The limited edition New Alternatives t-shirt was available for sale

New Alternatives Board Chair Jeremy Heinerich speaking to our patrons, guests and volunteers

New Alternatives Board Chair Jeremy Heinerich speaking to our patrons, guests and volunteers

New Alternatives t-shirts and buttons available

New Alternatives t-shirts and buttons available

Getting a chance to engage directly with the community, guests, and folks who keep New Alternatives going

Getting a chance to engage directly with the community, guests, and folks who keep New Alternatives going

Community engagement between volunteers, guests and donors

Community engagement between volunteers, guests and donors


Check out our t-shirts, buttons, and totes at the London Terrace Street Fair

April 27, 2017 @ 10:59 am

Stop by the New Alternatives table for a chance to buy our limited edition t-shirts, buttons, and totes.

 

21st Annual
LONDON TERRACE STREET FAIR 

September 28th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 
West 24th Street between 9th Ave and 10th Ave
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The William Fund

April 27, 2017 @ 10:59 am

Launch! is a kickoff celebration to introduce The William Fund, a Stonewall Community Foundation donor-advised fund dedicated to ensuring our most cherished possessions, our children, are supported, educated, protected and loved. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of cocktails and dancing as we come together in support of our community’s children.
Proceeds from Launch! support The William Fund’s efforts to assist charitable organizations providing supportive services, education and counselling to LGBTQ youth throughout the greater New York area.

Launch! is Friday, April 27th at XL Nightclub -512 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) from 7pm-10pm

Tickets are for sale at: http://www.stonewallfoundation.org/purchase_tickets.php?Section=PurchaseTicket&iEventId=38

 


 
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.