Earlier this week, the city opened a new homeless shelter in the Bronx called Marsha’s Place. It’s the first shelter specifically for LGBTQ young adults. And in a city where 40 percent of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, the need for customized shelters like Marsha’s Place is high. But some advocates and homeless youth say there are still too many barriers to getting a spot.
If you are a young person charged with a crime in New York, you can end up in a lot of places: jail, prison, a group home, or a probation program. Carnegie Hall just unveiled a nationwide initiative. Its goal: bring more music and arts programs to kids and young adults who end up in the court system.