The Ruth Stone Foundation is interested in helping young writers find a safe place to stay while visiting New York City.

All are welcome, but a main goal here is to ensure that those who don’t know many people or have the money to get a room can stay somewhere without the threat of unwanted sexual advances/sexual assault. 

If you identify as genderqueer, a person of color, trans or female, we encourage you to click the “Be Our Guest” link below.

We’ll get in touch and let you know if we’re available when you’d like to come to town or we’ll get you in touch with an approved party who is.

We’re looking for people interested in hosting, and there’s a brief survey to fill out in an effort to ensure anyone who hosts can provide a safe environment within their home. Our goal is to facilitate connections between visiting young writers and trustworthy members of the New York City writing community.


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