Homeless Youth Clinic
Since 1993, our Homeless Youth Clinic (HYC) has provided a safe and supportive environment where homeless youth aged 12 to 23 years can receive medical, dental and mental health care. HYC’s goal is to provide homeless young people with the resources they need to improve their health. Through improved health and connections to social services, HYC ultimately empowers young people to take control of other aspects of their lives, such as continuing their education, finding employment and getting into housing.
At the Clinic, on a drop-in basis two nights a week, young people can access medical, dental and social work services, as well as naturopathic care, acupuncture, yoga and meditation classes. The clinic is managed by a social worker and staffed by medical providers, a mental health counselor, a substance abuse counselor, an insurance eligibility specialist, and an acupuncturist. Patients are served without regard to insurance status.
Government grants and reimbursements do not cover the entire cost of this program. Its sustainability largely depends on the generosity of individual donations. To learn more about supporting this program, click here.