The facility, The True Colors Residence, will be located in Harlem.
'In New York City, a very disproportionate number (up to 40 percent), of homeless youth identify as L.G.B.T.
Even more disturbing are reports that these young people often face discrimination and at times physical assault in some of the very places they have to for help. This is shocking and inexcusable!' — Cyndi Lauper
Cindy is one of several celebrities and corporations who are using their star power to shine a focus on the issue of homeless youth. I've previously blogged about Lady Gaga and Virgin Mobile partnership on the Re*Generation project to raise awareness and donations for services that work with homeless teens.
On Friday, ABC News reporter Chris Cuomo had an hour long report on the plight of the 2 million homeless teens and the many challenges they face on the streets of America. If you missed it, I urge you to watch his report. It's truly heartbreaking and disgraceful that we have created an entire generation of disposible youth.
There are many ways you can help homeless youth. Here are just a few charities that provide outreach services to homeless children and families.