Founded in 2002, AFC is the largest agency dedicated to serving homeless and runaway LGBTQ youth in New York City and in the nation. Our mission is to help homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 to be safe, thrive, and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood by providing housing and a continuum of supportive and clinical services, in an effort to prepare them for successful independent living.
On a typical day, AFC's programming reaches nearly 300 homeless LGBTQ youth and over 1,000 unduplicated clients each year. AFC has developed an effective and innovative service model for homeless LGBTQ youth which offers a full continuum of care, including housing, needs assessment, legal, educational, vocational, medical and psychological services. AFC offers small homelike environments that
provide intensive clinical intervention and individualized client-centered treatment plans.
AFC relies on the support of our community to not only help us raise funds to provide care for our youth but to further demonstrate to them that they are valued and worthy of love.
Giving That Makes Sense…
$25,000.00 - Helps to provide one youth with housing and supportive services for one year
$5,000.00 - Keeps five LGBTQ youths off the streets for one month
$1,000.00 - Keeps one LGBTQ youth off the streets for a month
$500.00 - Helps provide Street Outreach for one week
$150.00 - Will provide shelter for one week
$50.00 - Will supply meals for one week for a youth
Morgenstern's is proud to partner with the Ali Forney Center for the 2017 holiday season, and we thank you for your donation.