Project Renew

Project Renew is a program within the Health Department that provides substance abuse (alcohol and/or drugs) screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services at many free and confidential Sexual Health Clinics during regular clinic visit. Project Renew is supported by funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

While Project Renew provides screening and brief interventions within Sexual Health Clinics, this website will help you find more comprehensive substance abuse treatment centers, mental health support, and other helpful resources for teens and young adults.


Callen Lorde: Project HOTT (Health Outreach to Teens)*

Address: 356 W. 18th St. New York 10011
Travel: A, C, E, L train to 14th St.
Phone: (212) 271-7212
Ages: 13 to 24
Services: General medical care, gynecological exams, testing and treatment for STI and HIV Counseling, cross-gender hormone therapy and mental health individual counseling: sexuality; gender identity; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse/trauma; depression/anxiety; HIV and other medical diagnoses; HIV pre/post-test counseling; crisis intervention, support groups
Payment: Free service or at low-cost. Accepts Medicaid


Changing Youth Thinking (CYT)*

Address: 60 Lafayette St. New York 10013
Travel: 6, J, Z train to Canal St.
Phone: (212) 442-2923
Ages: 12 to 17
Services: Drug and/or outpatient treatment. Individual Counseling: discuss family, social, academic, and personal issues. Group Sessions: Group sessions utilize a model drug abuse prevention/intervention curriculum known as Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND). TND is a 12-session curriculum focused on specific topics, including: active listening, stereotyping, myths and denial, chemical dependency, marijuana use, tobacco cessation, stress and health, self-control, positive and negative thinking, perspectives, and decision-making and commitment.
Payment: Accepts Medicaid


IMPACT Program*

Address: 164 W. 74th St. New York 10023
Travel: 1, 2, 3 train to 72nd St.
Phone: (212) 595-5810 Ext. 7786
Services: Outpatient substance abuse treatment; individual and group therapy, vocational/educational support, and healthy recreational activities. Parent participation is strongly encouraged, and works with the entire family to ensure maximum understanding and support throughout the recovery process.
Payment: Accepts Medicaid


Mt Sinai– Adolescent Health Center

Address: 312 E. 94th St. New York 10128
Travel: 6 train to 96th St.
Phone: (212) 423-3000
Ages 10 to 22
Services: Drug and/or alcohol use counseling and support; comprehensive screening, psychosocial assessment, individual and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Services also include: primary health care, sexual & reproductive health care and dental care
Payment: Free service and accepts Medicaid


New York Center for Living Adolescents Program*

Address: 226 E. 52nd St. New York 10022
Travel: E, M train to Lexington/53rd
Phone: (212) 712-8800
Ages: 13 to 18 and 19-26
Services: Outpatient substance abuse treatment. NYCFL offers four different treatment phases; 1.Intensive Outpatient Track, 2.Outpatient and Continuing Care Track, 3.Outpatient sessions, 4.Parent/guardian only track.
Payment: Fee for service agency. Partial scholarships may be available based on financial need


Project Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

Address: 2191 Third Ave. New York 10035
Travel: 6 train to 116th St.
Phone: (212) 831-1555
Ages: 13 to 20
Services: After school prevention/intervention program combined with tailored educational and career services designed for young people at early experimental stages of substance use. Services include individual counseling and peer group sessions
Payment: Free service and accepts Medicaid


Streetwork Project

Address: 209 W. 125th St New York 10027
Travel: A, C, B, D, 2, 3 to 125th St.
Phone: (800) 708-6600
Ages 18 to 24
Services: Emergency services including crisis housing, hot meals, showers and clothing. Medical services, including HIV prevention and assistance obtaining Medicaid. Legal assistance. An opportunity to socialize in a safe non-judgmental setting. LGBT-friendly.
Payment: Free service


Sylvia's Place

Address: 446 W. 36th St. New York 10018
Travel: A, C, E train to 34th St.
Phone: (212) 629-7440, Ext. 226
Ages 18 to 24
Services: Emergency shelter for LGBTQI youth. Provides food, HIV testing, substance abuse intervention, Medicaid enrollment, mental health services and provides necessary referrals
Payment: Free service


The Door

Address: 555 Broome St. New York 10013
Travel: 1 train to Canal St. or A, C, E train to Spring St.
Phone: (212) 941-9090 Ext. 3291
Ages 12 to 21
Services: Counseling for LGBTQI youth related to substance abuse, crisis intervention, health and dental services, reproductive health care, education, legal assistance, GED classes. College preparation services, assistance with food and shelter, sports and recreational activities.
Payment: Free service


YES (The LGBT Center)

Address: 208 W. 13th St. New York 10011
Travel: 1, 2, 3 train to 14th St.
Phone: (212) 620-7310
Ages 13 to 21
Services: LGBTQI youth crisis intervention; Provides support in handling HIV, substance abuse, bereavement, anxiety, and depression and provides counseling referrals.
Payment: Free service


Realization Center*

Address: 19 Union Square New York 10003
Travel:4, 5, 6, L train to Union Sq.
Phone: (212) 627-9600
Ages: 13 to 17
Outpatient substance abuse treatment that includes psychotherapy, support groups, alcohol and drug education, relapse prevention, anger management, meditation and stress management. LGBTQ-friendly services available
Payment: Accepts Medicaid


Project STAY – The Mobile Health Team

Address: 21 Audubon Avenue New York10032
Travel:A, C train to 168th St
Phone: (646) 284-9732

Address: 610 W. 158th Street, 1st Floor New York 10027
Travel: 1 train to 157th St
Phone: (646) 284-9739
Ages: 14 to 24
Services: Comprehensive health services, counseling and testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV
Payment: Free service. Accepts Medicaid


*Parental/guardian consent required for under 18 years old