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 Center527 West 22nd Street212-206-0574C/E train to 23rd Street
Covenant House460 West 41st Street212-613-0300 ext. 5212A/C/E trains to 42nd Street
Safe Horizon165 West 131st Street212-268-3943A train to 125th Street
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