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Drop-In Center

Our response and services during the COVID-19 CRISIS

Do You Need Help?

If you are between the ages of 14 and 24, we offer the following services:

Meals: We offer lunch and dinner TO-GO ONLY, Monday-Friday from 12-1 pm and 5-6 pm at 177 Pearl Street in Burlington.

Other Needs: We are open for bathroom/shower, laundry, phone use, and case management appointments for any other issue from 10 am-1 pm, and 4-6 pm. Please call ahead if possible as we have to limit the number of folks in the space. If you are not able to call ahead, feel free to stop by but please know you may have to wait outside.

  • Masks are required/
  • You will have your temperature taken checked on arrival.
  • We will have hand sanitizer for you to use on arrival.

If you have a fever or are displaying symptoms, staff will help you make a doctor’s appointment and/or get tested. You will be required to be cleared by a doctor or be symptom-free for 14 days before you may access the space again.

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

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 dropin@spectrumvt.org, or call 802-864-7423 x312.

Hours:

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

Meals:

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

Location:

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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