Homeless Youth

If you are homeless and under the age of 24, contact us at 800.708.6600.

Life on the streets is always harsh, and homeless youth are especially vulnerable. Many have run away from violent or abusive homes, or from the foster care system.

Safe Horizon makes more than 19,000 contacts with homeless youth every year. If you or a young person you know is living on the street, we can help.

Our Streetwork program provides free services to young people up to age 24, including:

  • Emergency services including crisis housing, hot meals, showers and clothing
  • Medical services, including HIV prevention and assistance obtaining Medicaid
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Legal assistance
  • An opportunity to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting

Streetwork Harlem Drop-In Center
209 W. 125th. St.
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.695.2220

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Intakes are conducted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10 am - 12 pm)
Evening groups are also offered. 

Lower East Side Drop-In Center
33 Essex St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 646.602.6404

Hours of Operation:
Mondays (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm) injection drug users only
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Mondays by appointment only (10 am to 6 pm)
Evening groups are also offered.
Intakes are conducted Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10 am – 5 pm).
Syringe exchange available each day.

Residential Programs
Streetwork has a Residential Program with a total of 24 beds for short-term emergency housing. Referrals to the Residential
Program can be made by calling the Streetwork Drop-In Centers.

Learn more about the Streetwork Project.

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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