460 West 41 Street, New York, NY 10036 | 212-613-0300


For over 50 years, Covenant House New York has been a leader in providing residential services to youth experiencing homelessness. We work to ensure that our housing services promote tolerance and acceptance in order to offer permanent housing solutions that provide a Safe Space for all youth.

Intake and Crisis Shelter

Young people can find sanctuary from the street in Covenant House New York’s Crisis Shelter. Urgent needs are met immediately and without question – a meal, a shower, clean clothes, and medical attention. Young people who come to our shelter do not need a referral, and any young person who is facing or at risk of facing homelessness will be welcome. Our shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and is located at our main hub at 460 West 41st Street.

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage (ROP) is a longer-term (up to 24 months) residential program for young adults who have transitioned out of a crisis shelter. Young people in our ROP Program work closely with case managers and social workers to create personalized plans that will ensure their success on moving into independent, permanent housing.

Mother & Child Programs

Similar to the Crisis Shelter and Rights of Passage for young adults, Mother and Child Programs shelter young mothers and their infant children, without question, providing them the opportunity to build a strong future. In addition to shelter, our Mother and Child Programs provide comprehensive medical care, free child care services, as well as a full range of educational, vocational and job placement services. Parenting support, counseling, and education workshops help new moms learn how to care for themselves and their child.

Permanent Supportive Housing

In 2018, we opened our new Family Covenant Program, which provides permanent housing support to 30 young adult families. In 2019, our Rapid Re-Housing Program opened to provide immediate permanent housing to an additional 50 youth. As of 2024, Covenant House New York provides over 75 permanent housing placements for youth experiencing homelessness.