LGBTQI young adults are too often kicked out by family, left to fend for themselves on the streets.

The result: 43% of individuals at drop-in homeless shelters identify as LGBTQI.

You can be part of the solution.

With your help, Project Renewal will bring its award-winning Culinary Arts Training Program to Marsha’s House, New York City’s only homeless shelter for LGBTQI young adults. At other shelters, the culinary program has transformed the lives of homeless New Yorkers. At Marsha’s House, it will help vulnerable LGBTQI New Yorkers develop in-demand skills and launch careers, so they can support themselves and live independently.

We need your support to make the Marsha’s House culinary program a reality. Please donate now!

About Marsha’s House
Project Renewal's Marsha’s House is New York City's only shelter dedicated to the needs of homeless LGBTQI adults ages 18 to 30. We provide tailored services, including housing placement, medical care, counseling and vocational support, to help clients get stabilized and move into permanent housing!

About Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program
Since 1995, our Culinary Arts Training Program has prepared unemployed, homeless, and at-risk New Yorkers for careers in the culinary industry, through a combination of classroom training, internships, and job placement and retention services. The program’s success:

  • Since 2000, we have placed more than 5,000 homeless and at-risk New Yorkers in jobs.
  • 85% of graduates have been placed in jobs, twice the national average for similar programs.
  • Our clients’ average wage is $11.90/hour – 23% higher than the New York State minimum wage.

We are grateful for your generous support!


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