Our Agencies

Covenant House New York

Services Provided: 
Foster Care & Group Homes /
Emergency Meals /
Emergency Shelters /
Therapeutic Counseling /
Transitional Residences /
Coordinating Services /
Counseling /
Information & Referral /
Job Readiness & Placement /
Preventive Services /
Finding Treatment /
Finding Prevention /
Addiction Services

Covenant House began in 1969 when Franciscan Priest Fr. Bruce Ritter provided a night of shelter from a snow storm for six young runaways in his small apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. From this modest beginning, Covenant House has grown into the largest shelter program for homeless youth in the Americas.

Annually, it provides more than 6,000 homeless teens and young adults with sanctuary and structure. It offers food, housing, counseling and employment-training opportunities.

Need Help?

If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

Sr. Nancy Downing

(212) 613-0300

460 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036