homeless in new york city shelters : 47,044

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“Nearly 4,000 young people in New York City are homeless on any given night. Between 25 and 40% of these young people self-identify as LGBTQQ.”

Urban Justice Projects – Peter Cicchino Youth

The clients we serve are primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people between the ages of thirteen and twenty-four. Most experience oppression not just because of their LGBTQQ status, but also oppression linked to the intersections of race, class, educational status, and immigration status. Roughly 95% of our clients are youth of color. We serve a large number of immigrant youth, many of whom are struggling to support themselves without legal immigration status; some are monolingual Spanish-speakers. Many of our clients are court-involved. Many of our clients have been in foster care, or are seeking access to the foster care system.

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