The Peter Cicchino Youth Project (PCYP) operates free legal clinics at drop-in centers, after-school programs, and homeless shelters. Clients receive assistance with shelter and public benefits, discrimination cases, name changes, applications for legal immigration status, and the criminal justice system. PCYP wants to improve the social services component of its program. Many of PCYP’s undocumented, monolingual, homeless LGBTQQ clients are not receiving case management services through its established clinic sites. PCYP wants to hire a permanent, part-time case manager to help this segment of its clients access social services, navigate the criminal justice system, and to receive trauma-related services. The new bilingual case manager will focus on homeless LGBTQQ clients who live in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens.
The Peter Cicchino Youth Project (PCYP) provides legal representation and advocacy for 200 homeless and street-involved young people ages 25 and under.