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

Give a gift to a Covenant House youth this Christmas season by contacting Missy Dolaway at mdolaway@covenanthouse.org or call 212-613-0391.

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

Anderson's Inspirational Story Featured in New York Post

Read about the journey of Covenant House alumnus Anderson Footman from homelessness to American Idol in this New York Post feature article.

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Covenant House On CNN

In this CNN report, Covenant House New York  Executive Director Creighton Drury talks about how Covenant House responds to the needs of homeless youth during snowstorms and every night of the year.

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ABC's Nightline Explores the Buying and Selling Of Our Children

In this report by ABC's Diane Sawyer and the New York Times Nicholas Kristof, the tragic fact that young people are being trafficked all across the United States is examined.

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"I just feel so loved..."

In this New York Times article, 21-year-old Masicqua shares the difficult circumstances that led her to Covenant House and her hopes and dreams for herself and her baby.

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True Colors Fund and Covenant House Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Ensure Safe, Welcoming Beds for LGBT Youth

The True Colors Fund, which was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, and is the leading national organization focused on the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, and Covenant House International, the largest network of shelters for homeless youth across North and Central America, announced a groundbreaking partnership to ensure safe, inclusive, and affirming beds and services for the disproportionate number of homeless LGBT youth in need of shelter and supportive services across the country.

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