Programs & Services

Regularly scheduled, free creative arts classes include a range of performing and visual arts, music, and dance. 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 for young people between the ages of 16-24 Additionally, the BYC offers a biweekly criminal law clinic, counseling crisis services, a food pantry, and regular recreational activities.

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

The Door’s counselors are here to listen and to support young people with a wide range of issues. Additional services include psychiatric support and group counseling. 

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

Food & Nutrition Services
The Door offers access to a food pantry, daily hot, healthy meals, and culinary training programs.

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 obtain a high school equivalency diploma 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 for all Door members, regardless of ability to pay.

Employment & Internships
Our employment & Internship programs give young people the chance to explore different career paths and gain skills to help them find the right job and keep it.

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

Legal & Immigration Services
The Legal Services Center provides legal counsel and advice, including support with immigration and family law and advice in criminal matters. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and French.

The Door provides a range of programs and groups supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

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

Runaway and Homeless Youth
The Door supports young people who are experiencing housing instability, including providing access to food, clothing, hygiene items, showers and laundry, and helping with shelter referrals and case management.

Supportive Housing
The Door has two supportive housing communities for young adults. The Lee opened in 2010 and is managed by Breaking Ground. East 9th Street opened in 2014 and also provides support housing to young adult single parents and is managed by PHIPPS.