Through Youth Connect, the City provides confidential and anonymous telephone or online assistance for youth, their families, and concerned service providers. They will provide referrals or simply listen to your problems. They provide information on delinquency prevention and youth intervention programs, employment, recreation, after-school programs, day care and more. In addition, they offer crisis intervention for runaways.
Drop-in centers are located in every borough to provide services to runaway, homeless, and troubled youth and their families. Services include counseling, mediation, and referrals to health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.