There is a small system of shelters for homeless youth, aged 16 to 24, in New York City although there are a limited number of beds available. Below is some information regarding possible shelter options, however we advise that you check to see if space is available (or seek out the assistance of a Crisis Intervention advocate) before walking into a shelter site.
Please also note that individuals over the age of 18 do have a right to shelter in the single adult system.
Ali Forney Center321 West 125th Street212-206-0574A/B/C/D train to 125th Street
Covenant House460 West 41st Street212-613-0300 ext. 5212A/C/E trains to 42nd Street
Safe Horizon – Streetwork Harlem Center209 West 125th Street212-695-2220A/B/C/D or 2/3 train to 125th Street
Safe Horizon – Streetwork LES Center33 Essex Street646-602-6404C/F to East Broadway
Note that these facilities are not operated by the Coalition for the Homeless.
Streetwork Hotline: (800) 708-6600
Runaway Hotline: (800) 621-4000
Teen Crisis Hotline: (800) 999-9999