Together we can
end youth

in New York

Using our collective voice to promote the safety, health, and future of unhoused youth in New York State


  • Contribute to vibrant and focused advocacy aiming to end youth homelessness in NY
  • Support youth with lived experience who are shaping the movement with paid internships and employment opportunities
  • Ensure youth leaders have a safe and welcoming space to meet and organize

Become a Member

  • Join us and help #endyouthhomelessness
  • Gain unlimited access to web-based trainings about how to best support youth experiencing homelessness
  • Receive timely and current updates on city and statewide advocacy efforts

Recent CHY Achievements

RHY Providers received web-based trainings
Added in NYS RHY Funding
Masks and other PPE collected and distributed to NYC-based programs

Make an Inquiry

Who are you? *
Your name *
Your email *
Your message *

Where are they located?

I live in NYC and I am experiencing homelessness

Text 347-779-2352


Make a Donation In-Kind

As an advocacy organization that does not provide direct services to youth, we don’t have a need for clothing or other in-kind donations. However, we encourage you to reach out to a youth program near you. You can find the youth shelter closest to you HERE.

Jamie Powlovich

Executive Director, She/Her

Maddox Guerilla

Community Coordinator, They/Them

Lex Perez

Digital Advocacy Fellow, He/Him

Skye Adrian

Peer Navigation Program Manager, He/Him

About CHY

The Coalition for Homeless Youth is a consortium of over 60 agencies working to improve the lives of runaway, homeless and street-involved youth across New York State. We work to recognize and uphold the plight of homelessness among young people across ethnicities, genders and orientations.

Let’s get social

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May the 4th be with you!On this very special day, the Coalition for Homeless Youth staff and mascot #ahsoka, would like to thank all of our supporters.Whether you are a Jedi, rebel fighter, Wookiee or politician, we must band together to fight against all actions of the dark side to ensure the needs of young people experiencing homelessness are met!Whether here in NY, on earth or in a galaxy far, far away, all young people deserve safe and stable housing. #rebellion #rebels #jedi #advocate #YouthAdvocate #Coalition #endyouthhomelessness #maythe4thbewithyou #maytheforcebewithyou ... See MoreSee Less
📢📢 We are happy to report that the FY2025 NYS Enacted Budget includes a $2Million legislative add to the OCFS Runaway and Homeless Youth budget!!  We could not have achieved this victory without your support and the steadfast leadership of our champions in Albany, Assemblymembers Linda Rosenthal and Andrew Hevesi and Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal! This increase brings the total budget for OCFS RHY programs to $8.484M! Although we know that this is not nearly enough, it is still something to celebrate as we continue to fight for more! #HousingIsAHumanRight #endyouthhomelessness #youthhomelessnessisapolicychoice #AdvocatesInAction #Rhy #HomelessYouth #SafeSpaces #YouthAdvocacy #lgbtqyouth #nycyouth #harmreduction #nyyouth #solidarity #Coalition ... See MoreSee Less

Stay tuned, an expanded CHY site is under construction…