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DROP-IN DAY SERVICE CENTER
Provides a safe space where youth experiencing homelessness can receive three meals per day/ six days per week, as well as access to showers, laundry, clothing, temporary mailing address, drug and alcohol recovery, and mental-health supports. Offers computers and internet access, free legal counsel, and monthly veterinary clinics for those with pets. Engaging activities that facilitate self-empowerment and promote skill-building, such as music and art, health and wellness, and recreation, are also provided. Staff connects youth to other wraparound supports such as education, job training/placement, culturally specific services, and housing that help them exit homelessness and prepare for the future.
314 SW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Eligibility: Homeless and at-risk youth ages 15-24
Hours: Basic services: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday 1pm-6pm
Housing Orientation: Tuesdays 4pm
Meals: Monday-Friday 9am-10am, 1pm-2pm and 5pm-6pm, Saturday 1pm-2pm and 5pm-6pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 224-4339 Main phone
  • (800) 995-7936 Toll-free
  • (503) 224-4339 Program phone for enrolled clients
  • (503) 432-3986 Access Center
Email Address: dropin@newavenues.org
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call Access Center for screening. Youth must first be screened into the Homeless Youth Continuum (HYC). On-site staff can assist youth to connect with HYC for a screening and on-site screening is available on Saturdays.
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
AREA SERVED: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties
Services:
  • Community Meals * Homeless Youth
  • General Clothing Provision * Homeless Youth
  • Homeless Drop In Centers * Homeless Youth
  • Laundry Facilities * Homeless Youth
  • Legal Counseling * Homeless Youth
  • Personal/Grooming Supplies * Homeless Youth
  • Public Internet Access Sites * Homeless Youth
  • Public Showers/Baths * Homeless Youth
  • Temporary Mailing Address * Homeless Youth
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NEW AVENUES FOR YOUTH