Homeless & Runaway Youth Services

Services in New York City

Youth Connect Hotline

If you or you know of a youth is homeless and/or a runaway please connect them as soon as possible with the Youth Connect Hotline.
Youth Connect Hotline1.800.246.4646 or 1.646.343.6800

NYC-DHS Resources

The New York City Department of Homeless Services has many resources for homeless and runaway youth. Please click here to visit the City's website for more information.

Youth Drop-In Centers

Drop-In Centers are located in each of the five boroughs of New York City. The Drop-In Centers provide youth up to the age of 24 and their families with essentials like food, clothing and immediate shelter as well as access to counseling, support, and referrals to relevant services. Drop-In Centers are open six days a week. Please call the centers for exact program hours


The Door555 Broome Street at Varick Street.212.941.9090M, Tu, Th, F: 11a-8p;W: 11a–10p;Su: 12p–6p
Ali Forney Center321 West 125th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue.212.206.0574Open 24/7.
Safe Horizon209 West 125th Street at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. 212.695.2220M, Tu, Th, F: 12p-5p.


Cardinal McCloskey333 East 149th Street at Cortland Avenue, Bronx.718.993.5495M-F: 12p-9p;Sa: 12p-6p.


SCO Drop-In Center398 Grant Avenue at Atlantic Avenue,Brooklyn.718.384.7083M-Th: 12p-9p;Sa-Su: 12p-6p.


Safe Space NYC, Inc89-74 162nd Street at Jamaica AvenueJamaica, Queens718.526.2400M-Th: 9a-9p;F: 9a–5p;Sa: 12p–6p.

Staten Island

Project Hospitality27 Port Richmond Avenue at Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.718.876.4752Tu-Sa: 11a-7p;Su: 11a–7p.