The Door has long been a safe place for young people experiencing housing instability. Members have access to a wide range of basic needs (laundry, food, showers, clothing, hygiene supplies) and can connect with caring staff, both in-person and virtually, who support them in navigating immediate crisis needs and longer-term connection to resources and housing. Our two off-site supportive housing sites provide 24/7 staffing and resources for residents.
Provided at Our Drop-In Center
LOCATION: Manhattan Youth Center, 1st Floor
Food pantry items and to-go meals, Monday–Friday, 9:00am–6:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am–6:00pm
On-site meals, clothing, hygiene items, showers, and laundry, Monday–Friday, 9:00am–6:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am–6:00pm.
Counseling and emotional emergency intervention
Referrals to NYC shelters
Mental health hub
Center Space located at our Manhattan Youth Center—a place to relax and participate in activities with other young people
Access to additional Door programs and services including counseling, health and dental care, legal services, education and job training programs, creative arts activities, and more.
The Door’s drop-in center does not have an overnight shelter on site but can provide referrals to shelters nearby.
If you are in danger, experiencing a life-threatening emergency, or need immediate medical attention, call 911 now or go to your local emergency room.
The Door accepts gently used (or new) clothing/shoes of all sizes on an ongoing basis for our Runaway Homeless Youth program. Donations can be dropped off Monday–Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm. We cannot pick up donations. Tax donation letter available upon request.