Refer a Young Person to the 412 Youth Zone

Whether they need help finding safe housing, getting a job, or reaching their educational goals, there are so many ways the 412 Youth Zone can help a young person take their next steps on the road to success.

Know of a young adult living in Allegheny County who could benefit from getting connected with the 412 Youth Zone? Check out the information below to learn more about who is eligible and how you can make a referral.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to participate in the 412 Youth Zone services the individual must meet the following criteria:

  • 16-23 years old
  • Transitioning  out of the foster care system and eligible for independent living services
  • Or experiencing unstable housing

Who Can Make a Referral?

Anyone can refer a young adult who would benefit from our services by calling 412-902-4068, filling out this form, or stopping by during Drop-In Center hours. Young people can also refer themselves.


Wondering about other young adults’ experiences at the 412 Youth Zone? Here are a few things they’ve shared through our annual survey:

“I love coming here. It helps me stay optimistic and realize there are many young adults experiencing the same things and finding solutions.”  

“I appreciate [the 412 Youth Zone] and the help that they provide me when I’m sad, unmotivated, and going downhill and for helping me reach the top where I need to be for the future.”

“Thank you to all the staff for their support with myself and my son. A big thank you to my youth coach for always being there when I need someone to talk to and when I just need someone in general. Thank you for your support and help especially through my pregnancy and even after”.

“I really appreciate how the YZ made me feel welcome in a place where it feels like people care and make me feel like I matter in this world. When I arrive, I forget all the badness in my life.”  

Make a Referral

Ready to help a young adult in your life take their next steps toward stability and success?

Complete the Referral Form