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

New York is originally the land of many indigenous peoples.Today we honor the people who protected this land, and those who carry on this powerful lineage.Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!#IndigenousPeoplesDay #CHY #chyyouthexperts #chyyouthfellows #bypeersforpeers #YouthFellowship #honor #heritage ... See MoreSee Less

📣NEW: @NYCMayor is conducting an historically unprecedented number of homeless sweeps.

New data released via FOIL shows that btwn 3/20/21 & 7/26/21 @NYCDHS conducted 2,685 sweeps.

No one gets housing from sweeps. Sweeps just police homeless people out of sight. #StopTheSweeps

Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center@SafetyNetUJC

📣📣 NEW: @NYCMayor has rapidly escalated homeless sweeps in 2021.

@NYCDHS also increased sweeps during the HOPE count in January.

In the first 3 months of 2021 there were 875+ sweeps.

Sweeps don't help people get housed, they just displace and traumatize.


Stay tuned, an expanded CHY site is under construction…