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Drop-In Center

Drop In Center

Program requirements:
The Drop-In Center serves homeless youth ages 13 - 25.

To receive services:
Stop by the Drop-In Center, located at 693 South 2nd Street in Downtown San Jose.

About the Drop-In Center:
The Drop-In Center is a safe place where young people can begin to form bonds with caring adults and access essential resources for their overall well-being. The primary goal of the program is to get homeless youth into safe and permanent housing.

Services at the Drop-In Center include basic necessities such as food, clothing, personal care items, lockers, and access to phone, computers and email. Showers and washer and dryer facilities are also available free of charge. Support services are also provided at the Drop-In Center. These services address a variety of needs including housing referrals, mental health services, job readiness training, education support, counseling, HIV testing and education, parenting and independent living skills workshops and computer training.

Location & Hours

The Drop-In Center is located at 693 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
Monday - Friday from 9 - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday from 9 - 1 p.m.
Evening groups and activities are conducted from 5 - 9 p.m. on weekdays.

Additional Services

In addition to providing the basic necessities for homeless youth, the Drop-In Center offers a variety of other services designed to help youth take charge of the direction of their lives and start shaping their future.

Individual Counseling – Individual counseling is available on an ongoing basis and youth are encouraged to seek mental health services through our Transition Age Youth Mental Health program when appropriate.

Health Education – Weekly groups focus on drug and alcohol abuse, violence prevention, pregnancy prevention, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Medical Services – Through Bill Wilson Center’s partnership with Valley Medical Center, youth are provided free access to medical screening and HIV testing.

Independent Living Skills Training – Training including navigating housing services, job readiness workshops, job counseling and job placement.

Movie Night – Weekly movie nights showcase a movie with a particular and significant theme, which is discussed following the showing.

Youth Groups – Weekly group sessions are offered; topics include sexuality, parenting and women’s and men’s groups.