Youth Crises Service Providers

Covenant House New York

460 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036-6801
tel: 212-613-0300

CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-999-9999

Covenant House New York is the nation’s largest private agency serving homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. Each year nearly 7,000 youth seek assistance at Covenant House New York 24-hour Crisis and Community Centers for safety, shelter, food, and counseling. Crisis centers provide emergency shelter for homeless youth under the age of 21. Immediate needs including shelter, food, and clothing are provided at intake. Residents generally stay at the Crisis Center for up to 30 days while referrals are made to long-term transitional living programs, such as the Rights of Passage program.

The Door

121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
tel: 212-941-9090
fax: 212-941-0714

The Door offers young people ages 12-21 comprehensive educational, health, nutritional and counseling programs. All Door programs are designed specifically to meet the multiple needs of New York City’s adolescents. The Door offers a range of programs to serve the diverse young people who come to The Door seeking the services, support and guidance they need to make a successful transition to adulthood. In order to use any Door services, a young person must become a member. Membership is free and confidential. To schedule a membership appointment call 212-941-9090 ext. 3200.

Safe Horizon – Streetworks Program

HOTLINE: 1-800-708-6600

Harlem Drop-In Center
209 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
tel: 212-695-2220
Hours of Operation: Monday Through Sunday (9:00am – 9:00pm)

Lower East Side Drop-In Center
33 Essex St
New York, NY 10002
tel: 646-602-6404
Hours of Operation:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (2:00pm-7:00pm)

If you or a young person you know is living on the street, Safe Horizon has programs that can help. Streetworks’ clients (children, teens and young adults up to age 24)  are provided with the following free services: legal, medical and psychiatric services, long-term counseling, individual and group therapy, case management, advocacy, help in obtaining identification, emergency and crisis housing, GED preparation and support, help in obtaining Medicaid and other benefits, hot meals, bag lunches, showers, clothing, wellness activities including acupuncture, yoga, nutritional counseling, HIV prevention counseling, parenting groups, drop-in groups and the opportunity to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting. All clients are assigned a primary counselor who can assist them in accessing needed services, including referrals when necessary.