On October 23, ESPASSO will be hosting a gala event to celebrate a decade of New Alternatives and the volunteers, donors, and community who have supported the organisation’s mission to empower LGBTQ+ homeless youth in New York City.
New Alternatives is an organisation dedicated to the care and well-being of young people and at the forefront of combating the epidemic of poverty and homelessness in New York City’s LGBTQ+ youth population. They aim to provide all youth who come to them for support with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
Recent studies indicate that LGBTQ+ youth comprise nearly 40% of the homeless youth population in New York City. At an estimated 7% of the total population, young people in our community are disproportionately affected by homelessness and are more likely to experience bullying, sexual assault, violence, trauma, HIV infection, mental health disorders, and substance abuse than their heterosexual peers.
We invite you to support the New Alternatives organisation with us. For more information, please click here.