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12/22/11 - NY Daily News: Trust grant to Safe Space to expand services for youth


Safe Space in Jamaica to expand services for LGBT youth in southeast Queens: New York Community Trust grant allows nonprofit group to add therapy services


12/22/11 - By Sam Levin for the New York Daily News

A safe haven for hundreds of lesbian and gay youth in Queens will reach more students thanks to a new grant.

Safe Space NYC, a nonprofit group that works with southeast Queens youth, is adding two new full-time staff members and expanding its clinical services for LGBT youth with support from a one-year grant of $120,000.

“LGBT young people are in this community and they need community support,” said Cassie Aguilera, an outreach coordinator for Safe Space.

“They come here because they feel they can be themselves.”

The financial boost comes from the New York Community Trust, which has helped fund the Safe Space for decades. The grant supports a new youth specialist and a new social worker. Read more>>






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