Drop-In Center

At the Drop-In Center, you’ll find a safe space to hang out, grab a meal, make new connections, and find support as you work toward your goals. Our mission is to connect you with opportunities that will help you succeed through the activities, amenities, and people you’ll meet at the drop-in center. From hot meals to a medical clinic, creative spaces and more, we have all sorts of resources to help you take your next steps.

Grab something to eat at the Drop-In Center any time the doors are open. You can always find a snack or breakfast option in our kitchenette or stop in for a hot dinner at 5 pm each Tuesday and Thursday. Looking for a grab and go option? We also have to-go dinners available at 2:45 pm each Wednesday.

Check out our menu to see what we’ll be serving this week.

The Drop-In Center has three washers and three dryers where you can do your laundry free of charge. We have detergent available and a staff person who can give you guidance on how to stain treat your items and more.

Laundry Room Expectations

The laundry facilities are first come, first serve and you must be present at the Drop-In Center while your items are being washed and dried. The last load of laundry can be put in the washer at 1:30 pm on Wednesdays and 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


We have a private, handicap accessible shower available any time our doors are open. We provide towels, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste & toothbrushes, feminine products, and more.

At the Drop-In Center medical clinic, you’ll find UPMC clinicians who can help you with your individual healthcare needs. Whether you’re looking for a physical, TB or STI testing, a wellness visit, a reproductive health appointment, or have a health issue, the medical team is here to help. The clinic nurse also offers various sessions on health-related topics throughout the year.

Medical clinic hours:

  • Tuesdays: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesdays: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Thursdays: 11 am – 5 pm

No appointment is needed. To visit the clinic, check in on 6th floor of the Drop-In Center.

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If you’re in need of mental health support, our YZ team is here for you. We offer outpatient mental health therapy to help you overcome any challenges you’re facing. For those in regular therapy who are also in need of psychiatric services, our psychiatrist is available to meet with you.

At the Youth Zone, we value creativity and encourage it through our professional-level recording studio. Here, you’ll find high-quality recording and mixing equipment as well as acoustic guitars and electronic keyboards so you can bring your music to life. The YZ Music Studio is open to everyone during designated studio sessions. Outside of studio sessions, the Youth Zone partners with We Rock to offer collaborative recording and performance workshops.

The Youth Zone offers all sorts of classes at the Drop-In Center for you to grow your knowledge and learn new skills. You'll find hands-on learning opportunities on topics including housing, employment, life skills, support services, preventative services, and more.

Check out our calendar of events to see the full list of upcoming classes and activities.

From holiday festivities to our month-long celebrations of Black History Month & Pride Month, there’s always something happening at the Drop-In Center. You can also join us for our monthly Trivia and Birthday Celebration, and more.

For a full list of upcoming events, check out our calendar.

Whether you are in need or an outfit for an interview or an item for the changing seasons, 412 Threads has you covered. Inside the space you’ll find gently used clothing including dress clothes, hoodies, sweaters, sweatpants, T-shirts, undergarments, socks, shoes, and seasonal accessories.

412 Threads is open during regular Drop-In Center hours. While the goal of 412 Threads is to equip you for certain occasions, it is not intended to fill all your wardrobe needs. If you’re in need of general clothing, contact your YZ coach.

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