Since 2011, more than $25 million has been raised with the commitment to take to the streets, with nothing more than a cardboard box and sleeping bag, for one night to sleep out in solidarity with the youth of Covenant House.

The Sleep Out Movement is an opportunity for all of us to come together and make a meaningful and lasting impact on the homeless young people who live at Covenant House. The funds raised and awareness raised by Sleep Out participants will allow Covenant House to serve more than 51,000 youth this year. Visit to learn more.

Homeless Mother at Covenant House

Natasha and her baby boy came to Covenant House after they were kicked out of their apartment by the landlord, who wanted to rent to his family instead.  Read Her Story

Covenant House NY

Covenant House began over 40 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, in the lower east side of Manhattan. Today there are 21 Covenant House locations in the USA, Canada and Latin Americas. Together we serve more than 56,000 homeless young people each year.

We are proud to be the nation’s largest privately funded agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Our doors are open 24 hours a day for youth in need.

On the street? Need help? Call 1-212-613-0300, or come to Covenant House NY

News and Events

CHNY's Jenn Strashnick Honored in NYN Media's 40 Under 40

Jenn Strashnick, our Director of Program Compliance and Child Protection Officer, has been chosen as one of the 2018 Honorees of New York Nonprofit Media's 40 Under 40!
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New York Times Featuring Audra McDonald

A beautiful and inspired interview with Covenant House International Board of Director member, Audra McDonald, in this Sunday's New York Times in which she talks about overcoming adversity, reaching back to help homeless youth and Covenant House. 

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Standing Together

In a moving candlelight vigil outside our New York crisis shelter, our kids joined with staff and local religious leaders to stand side by side in spirit with the families of the Orlando victims.

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The Stars Align for Covenant House Youth

For one special night, Broadway’s biggest stars came together for a musical evening of inspiration - truly an event like no other. With close to 1,000 attendees, Covenant House New York hosted A Night of Broadway Stars at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Moms Sleep Out!

On Friday, April 29, 130 New York and New Jersey women participated in Covenant House’s Sleep Out: Mothers Edition at the 41st CHNY shelter.
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