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Services and support for homeless youth

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

1. How it Works

At Drop-in Centers, 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 emergency shelter.
  • Services are available regardless of immigration status.
  • Some centers are open 24/7. Hours vary by location.

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, 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Last Updated April 4, 2024

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