Programs & Services

The Door provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of New York City youth aged 12-24. See below for a list of program categories, as well as some quick links to all of the programs & services we offer.

Program Categories:

The Bronx Youth Center
Serving as a separate satellite location, The Bronx Youth Center provides employment and education programming to people between the ages of 16-24, and also provides a biweekly criminal law clinic and regular recreational activities.

College Advisement & Tutoring
The Talent Search program provides the support and guidance you need to make your way to high school graduation, college and beyond.

Counselors are here to listen and help with a range of issues, including anger management, crisis intervention, gender identity and much more.

Creative Arts
Regularly scheduled, free creative arts classes include a range of performing and visual arts, music and dance.

Food & Nutrition Services
Free evening meals Monday through Friday, plus sessions with our nutritionist, cooking lessons and tips on healthy grocery shopping on a budget.

Foster Care
If you are in foster care, The Door can provide the additional support you may need to reach your goals.

HSE (High School Equivalency)
The Door offers a variety of programs to help you get your certificate of high school efficiency and move on to a career, college or a vocational/training program.

Health Services
The Adolescent Health Center (AHC) offers comprehensive health services, including primary care, sexual health and reproductive care, eye care, dental services, dermatology, and nutrition counseling to all Door members, regardless of ability to pay.

Jobs & Internships
Jobs & Internships programs give you the chance to explore different career paths and gain skills to help you find the right job and keep it.

The Door offers a range of opportunities to learn key leadership skills that will help you in school, work and everyday life.

Legal & Immigration Services
The Legal Services Center provides different kinds of legal counsel, including support for immigrant youth. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French.

The Door provides a range of programs geared towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) members.

Professional Training Institute (for Social Service Workers)
The Door provides unique training for professional youth service workers shaped by our history and expertise in the field.

Games, workshops, and fitness and performance opportunities are offered on a daily basis.

Runaway and Homeless Youth
If you are homeless or have run away from home, The Door can help you find essentials like food, clothing and shelter, as well as help with your specific needs.

Supportive Housing
The Door has two supportive housing communities for young adults who are aging out of foster care or who are homeless. The Lee opened in 2010 with support from Common Ground, and East 9th Street opened in 2014.