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?
Discover DYCD is a website that connects you to local DYCD services and providers. You can search for afterschool programs, summer programs, and jobs and internships by location and age. The website also has housing, family support, and immigration services locations.
A Drop-In Center
If you’re 14-24 years old, drop-in centers can provide you with essentials like food, clothing, laundry, and immediate shelter. They can also provide access to counseling, support, and referrals to other services. You do not have to be homeless or bring any documents to access services. For more information, call 1-800-246-4646 or find a drop-in center near you.
What services do they offer?
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