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True Colors Residence

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Happy Third Birthday True Colors!

Three years ago, on September 9, 2011, we opened the doors of our True Colors Residence in Central Harlem. The first of its kind in New York City, True Colors Residence provides permanent, safe, and supportive housing to 30 formerly homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) young adults. Currently, …

True Colors Residence

True Colors Residence

True Colors Residence (TCR), a project of West End and partners Grammy-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper and her manager, longtime WIR volunteer Lisa Barbaris, builds upon West End’s history of pioneering new models to serve the most underserved and vulnerable New Yorkers.  TCR is New York’s first and only permanent, supportive …

A Message from Cyndi Lauper

Dear Friend, In New York City, a very disproportionate number (up to 40%), of homeless youth identify as LGBT. 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 …