LGBT Homeless Youth Get $1 Million NY Grant
NEW YORK - A $1 million government grant will help homeless gay youths in New York state who’ve had run-ins with the law get their lives on track.
The money from the state Department of Labor will fund job training and education.
Carl Siciliano leads the Ali Forney Center in Harlem that takes in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who end up on the street. Siciliano says many of them are kicked out of their homes by families who don’t accept them.
And some end up in trouble, trying to survive through drugs and prostitution.
The money will pay for them to instead finish school and learn job skills.
The $1 million grant is shared by three organizations: Ali Forney, the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the NYC LGBT Center.