Transitional Living Program

CONNECT House is focused on transitional independent living for LGBTQIA youth and provides safe and supportive environment.


  • Age 16-20

  • Homeless

Program Information

Program Manager : John Watkins

Email: jwaktins@diasporacs.org



Mothers Gaining Hope is a runaway homeless youth initiative supported by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. the only federally funded maternal group home/ transitional living program for pregnant and parenting, runaway or homeless adolescents ages 16-20 in New York City. MGH, located in Brooklyn, provides a safe environment for a young mothers. During their stay at MGH, young mothers are provided with a supervised and supportive environment that contributes to their becoming self-reliant. The residents receive case management services and counseling to assist with education and career goals, healthy parenting skills, financial literacy, health education and healthy relationship development. Programs administered at MGH underscore independent living and economic independence with a focus on attaining valuable life skills in a homelike, and empowering environment. The primary goal of Mothers Gaining Hope is to move the young mothers and their infants towards independent living by providing them with the resources and skills to live in the community as self- sufficient adults.

Eligibility :

  • Age 16-20.5

  • Homeless

  • Pregnant or Parenting under the age of 5

Program Manager: John Watkins, M.A. Psy

Email: jwatkins@diasporacs.org

Residential Services Resources

Coalition for Homeless Youth

True Colors Fund

National Runaway Safeline

National Safe Place