Covenant House New York is the
city’s largest privately funded youth care
agency, with crisis centers and transitional living
facilities open 24-hours-a-day to service youth
between the ages of 18 - 21 in need. Originally
founded in 1969 in Manhattan’s lower east
side when six young runaways were given shelter
from a snowstorm, Covenant House, over the past
30 years, has become an international organization
serving more than 77,000 youth annually.
Covenant House New York (CHNY) is committed to
the city’s youth in crisis. The services
and programs offered provide the tools that these
adolescents need to become self-sufficient adults.
Through its advocacy efforts, CHNY aims to influence
public policy on all levels regarding homeless
and at-risk youth.
The Crisis Center is a 24-hour emergency shelter
for homeless youth. Everyone is accepted on an
open intake policy, and their needs of shelter,
food and clothing are immediately met.
Its transitional living facility, known as Rights
of Passage, offers long-term housing along with
vocational training in order to assist each youth
with employment, basic life skills, and an opportunity
to become self-sufficient and independent.
Community resource centers were established in
the ‘90s to provide vocational/educational
training, along with counseling services, to youth
within the community. The vocational and educational
programs provide the skills needed for job placement.
These resources centers are found in all five
boroughs of the city.
Covenant House New York provides
opportunities to become volunteers or mentors
for its various programs and events. For more
information on volunteering, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (212) 613-0300.
A portion of the ticket sales
for the StarChefs
International Chefs Congress will benefit
Covenant House’s residential center for
at-risk youth, which offers a culinary arts training