Youth Resources

Young people have an array of great programs to help them trhive. helpNYC has collected a list below.

General Information & Support

Youth Connect Hotline

by the Department of Youth and Community Development, City of New York

Monday - Friday9:00a - 5:00p


646.343.6800 (Outside NYC)

Listing ID: 2171963384

Youth Connect is a resource and referral service for youth, families, and community-based organizations (CBO) utilizing web-based strategies and a confidential toll-free hotline.

Youth Connect's mission is to increase access to and visibility of New York City's opportunities for young people by serving as a one-stop shop for all youth-related resources in NYC.

The Door

Drop-In HoursMonday - Friday9:00a - 6:00pSaturdays 10:00a - 6:00p
Program HoursThursday - Tuesday2:00p - 8:00pWednesdays2:00p - 10:00p
The Door555 Broome StreetNew York, New York 10013

929.357.0768 textline

646.690.8986 main
SOHO, Manhattan
website | email
Listing ID: 2172102806

The Door serves nearly young people ages 12-24 from all over New York City, with a wide range of services including reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, GED and ESOL classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals – all for free, completely confidentially, and under one roof.


  • Career Development

  • Education Services

  • Legal Services

  • Homeless Youth Services

  • Mental Health Services

  • Medial Services

  • Recreation & Arts Programing


  • Ages 12 - 21* Only

    • Select services available to those who are 21 - 24.


  • None

Service Highlights

  • HSE/GED Preparation

  • Immigration Assistance

  • Benefits Access

  • Case Management

  • Food Assistance

  • Clothing

  • Hygiene Products

  • Individual Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Sexual Health

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Fitness & Wellness

  • Music, Visual Arts, Dance classes and activities

  • Peer Groups

  • Computers & Wifi Access

  • LGBTQ+ Groups

  • and more!

The C.O.R.E.

at Elmcore Youth and Adult Services
Drop-In HoursMonday - Friday3:00p - 7:00pSaturdays Noon - 4:00p
Elmcor Youth and Adult Services33-16 108th Streetbetween Northern Boulevard and 34th AvenueQueens, New York 11368
Corona, Queens
website | email | 718.651.0096
Listing ID: 2359934518

The Youth Clubhouse is open to all Queens youth ages 12-25 who are in recovery or at risk of substance use and their families. The Clubhouse will work with youth living in the high-risk Queens communities of Long Island City, Astoria, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, Woodside, and Jamaica.

The Clubhouse is housed in its own safe, youth-friendly, spacious, supportive space. It features peer-driven, peer-led programming; a range of evidence-based practices and other supportive activities; recovery and prevention skills development; a peer-led Community Advisory Committee; and intensive Member recruitment and community education plan.


  • Ages 12 - 25* Only

    • Select services available to those who are 18 - 25


  • None

Service Highlights

  • Work Readiness

  • Financial Literacy

  • Professional Development

  • Homeless Youth Services

  • Evidence-based programming and practices

Education & Vocational Training

Advance & Learn

at Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC)
Monday - Friday9:00a - 5:00p
174 East 205th Streetbetween Grand Concourse and East Mosholu ParkwayThe Bronx, New York 10458
Bedford Park, The Bronx
website | 917.792.3895
Listing ID: 2171963384

Advance and Earn is a program to enhance the lives of youth ages 16-24 to obtain their High School Equivalency, formerly known as GED. The Advanced Training Track is designed for youth ages 21-24 interested in obtaining their Commercial Drivers License.

Programs & Services

  • High School Equivalency Diploma Preparation

  • Commercial Drivers License Training

  • Internship Placement

  • Participation Stipend


  • Age Requirement

    • HSE Program: 16-24 years of age

    • CDL Program: 21-24 years of age


  • Be a resident of New York City

  • Provide Government Issued Photo Identification

  • Eligible to work in the United States, and provide a birth certificate, or residency card, or naturalization certification

  • HSE Additional Requirements:

    • HSE Program: TADE Fourth Grade Reading Level

  • CDL Program Additional Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma

    • Valid Drivers License

    • Pass a Medical Physical Exam

    • Willing to take drug tests