Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) supports New York City youth and their families. They 
provide youth employment programs, 
afterschool programs, and services for runaway and homeless youth, such as 
short-term shelter and independent living services.

Where can I go for help?​

What services do they offer?​

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The Benefits Navigator was designed with temporarily housed parents and frontline staff, in a collaboration between the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, NYC Human Resources Administration, and the Public Policy Lab, a nonprofit innovation team for government. Support was provided by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

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