Ali Forney Center.
527 West 22nd St., 1st Floor, New York, New York 10011.
Ali Forney Center.
Housing for Homeless LGBT Youth.
Mission Statement
     Our mission is to help homeless LGBT youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
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Message From The Director

Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center. New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At AFC, we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments.

AFC is working hard to provide our youth with the support and nourishment they need to succeed and thrive. We cannot do this work alone. We need the help and support of the broader community to make NYC a safer place for homeless LGBT youth. Thank you for your support and interest.

Carl Siciliano
Executive Director

About Ali Forney Ali Forney.

Ali Forney was a homeless queer teen who was forced to live on the streets of New York during the 1990s. Ali was dedicated to the safety of other homeless queer youth; he was a committed HIV prevention worker, and aggressively advocated that the NYPD investigate a series of murders of the homeless queer youth he had befriended. Ali was an inspiration to those who knew him.

In December of 1997, Ali was murdered on the streets. His tragic death called attention to the atrocious conditions for homeless LGBT youth in New York. Ali's murderer has never been identified.

For more information on the life and death of
Ali Forney, see the following articles:

Meet the Board

Kyle Merker

J. Andrew Ward, Esq.
Vice Chair

John M. Samuels

  • Jeffrey Banks
  • Vikki Barbero
  • Joseph Evall, Esq.
  • John V. Fahey
  • John Polly
  • Carlton Sapp
  • Desmond P. Smith
  • Franklin Stevens
  • Jeffrey J. Hertz
  • Mark W. McVeigh