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Services and support for homeless youth

Runaway And Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers | NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

1. How it Works

Homeless youth ages 14–24 can receive help and referrals for emergency shelter.

  • Drop-In Centers provide a safe space for youth ages 14–24 and offer services including:
    • food
    • clothing
    • phone charging
    • showers, and laundry
    • health care
    • job support
    • case management, and referrals to additional services like Crisis Services Programs which can provide emergency shelter
  • Services are available regardless of immigration status.

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2. How to Apply

2. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply in person

Stop by or call a Drop-In Center to get help.

Find a Drop-In Center

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Learn more about Runaway and Homeless Youth Drop-In-Centers from DYCD.

Call 311

Ask about “Shelter for youth”

Call DYCD Community Connect
Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm

Last Updated Friday, September 24th, 4:57pm

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