Covenant House was founded in 1972 in New York City, with a commitment to not only protect and serve young people who face homelessness, but to serve them in a community where they are treated with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment continues in Covenant House’s work in New York and across the federation for young people in 31 cities in 6 countries. Covenant House New York (CHNY) is NYC’s largest provider of shelter and essential services to unaccompanied youth (age 16-24) who have experienced homelessness, trafficking and exploitation. Since its inception, CHNY’s mission has been to provide immediate housing for all youth and young adults in need. CHNY uses a trauma-informed approach that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety, and creates opportunities for youth to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment in their lives.