PCYP ADDRESSES THE LEGAL NEEDS OF HOMELESS AND STREET-INVOLVED YOUTH

At the Peter Cicchino Youth Project (PCYP), our mission is to interrupt the cycles of poverty and criminalization that prevent homeless and street-involved young people from living fulfilling lives free from discrimination, abuse, and oppression. Because up to 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQQ), PCYP specializes in working withthese young people. Through a unique blend of legal services, advocacy, case management, and community education, we work to ensure that homeless and street-involved youth have access to food, shelter, income, healthcare, legal immigration status, and education.

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Who We Work With

  • On any given night, there are between 4,000 and 8,000 homeless young people on the streets of New York City, up to 40% of whom identify as LGBTQQ.

Support PCYP

Need Legal Assistance?

Young people in New York City who are homeless or street-involved and under 25 years old can reach us directly by leaving a voicemail at 877- LGBT-LAW (877-542-8529) or by emailing pcyp@urbanjustice.org. All of our services are free of charge.

 

Community Resources

Resources and fact sheets coming soon. In the meantime, learn about PCYP’s Community Education and Oral History projects: