Ali Forney Center
One of Bea Arthur’s favorite charities, the Ali Forney Center, places homeless LGBT youth (up to 40 percent of New York’s homeless youngsters are queer-identified) in apartments overseen by on-site counselors throughout the city. The center also has medical care, counseling, education programs and employment assistance. 224 W 35th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-222-3427, aliforneycenter.org). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.