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Drop-In Center

Our Drop-In Center is a safe and welcoming 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.

Located at 177 Pearl St in Burlington, Spectrum’s Drop-In Center is open from 10am-6pm, Monday through Friday.

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 x208.


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.


177 Pearl 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.”

Donate Items on Our Wish List

We accept donations at the Drop-In Center, Monday-Friday, between 10am-3pm, or by appointment.

If you’d like to purchase off of our Amazon wishlist, click here.

We’re looking for volunteers to help us organize donations so that youth can find what they need. Interested in helping out? Email us at

Here’s a list of the items we’re looking for:
Thanks to all of the incredible donations we’ve received, we are not taking any more winter clothing at this time.

  • Underwear
  • Belts
  • Bras (all sizes)
  • Warm socks
  • Lip Balm
  • Hand Warmers

Please label your items or place in clear containers or bags.


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

For More Information:
Call (802) 864-7423 x208

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