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?
Visit the DYCD Website
Visit a Drop-In Center
If you’re 14–24 years old, citywide Drop-In Centers can provide you with essentials like food, clothing, and immediate shelter as well as access to counseling, support, and referrals to relevant services. You do not have to be homeless or bring any documents to access services. For more information call Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646.
What services do they offer?
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