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Work and education for homeless and runaway LGBTQI youth

Unity Works by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) | Ali Forney Center

Services Provided Help with finding work, High school diploma or equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job

Eligibility LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Youth and young adults

Schedule 6 months or more, Full-time

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 16, 2023

Unity Works puts LGBTQI youth on a path to higher education and/or long term employment.

Services include:

  • help with getting a High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • advanced training opportunities
  • connections to both short and long-term career opportunities,
  • mental health support

Who it's for Who it's for

Unity Works is for homeless or runaway LGBTQI+ youth.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Up to 3 years. This includes 2 years of intensive direct services that include paid internships.

Next Steps

Call the Ali Forney Center at 212-206-0574.

You can also stop by their Harlem Drop-in Center at:
321 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
(take the A/C/B/D train to 125th Street)

Open for new intakes Monday-Friday from 8am – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm (closed to clients on Wednesday from 12pm – 4pm)