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Our Programs

Drop-In Center

Our response and services during the COVID-19 CRISIS


Do You Need Help?

We will no longer be offering open Drop-In hours, but will be serving lunch and dinner TO-GO ONLY, Monday-Friday from 12-1 pm and from 5-6 pm at 191 Bank Street.

We will continue to offer youth all material resources that are available, and staff will be available for case management and crisis intervention by phone and conference calls.

Contact us at (802) 864-7423 x312 or click here for other community food resources.


Do You Want to Help?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drop-In Center is in need of:

  • pre-packaged food donations (ex. Go-gurt, string cheese, fruit cups, chips, snacks, etc)
  • gift cards to local grocery stores for youth and their families that are in need
  • donations to keep our doors open and to cover additional expenses like hazard pay for staff working in our residences
  • Join the Spectrum Sleep Out in solidarity with all of our youth at Spectrum


Follow our updates and resources to learn more about our response to COVID-19 as the pandemic progresses.


The Drop-In Center is a place for young people ages 14-24 to eat a meal, use a computer or phone, do laundry, get clothing, take a shower, and get other basic needs met.

The Drop-In Center is a safe and welcoming place to:

  • Eat a free meal. We serve lunch and dinner every weekday at 12 and 5pm and self-serve breakfast is also available.
  • Use a computer, printer, or phone
  • Do laundry
  • Get clothing
  • Take a shower
  • Take a class on topics such as life skills, job readiness, parenting, or safe dating.
  • Get help with needs such as applying for jobs or state benefits, or finding a place to live.

Drop-In is a safe space and we welcome all LGBTQQ* youth ages 14 – 24. For more information, stop by the Drop-In, email, or call 802-864-7423 x312.


Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm (Please Note: Between 1pm and 4pm we are closed for specific programming and individual meetings.)


12:00pm and 5:00pm, M-F. Self-serve breakfast is also available.


191 Bank Street Burlington, VT 05401

“Maybe when I am established I can come back and volunteer here. Seriously, you guys are keeping me alive and the food is delicious! I am just so grateful.”

 *LGBTQQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning.

For More Information:
Call (802) 864-7423 x312

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