Drop-in center for homelessness  teens moves to Beacon Senior Center in March

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On March 1, drop-in center services for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness will transition from its current location at 15th Street and Tacoma Avenue to the Beacon Senior Center (415 S. 13th St.), where overnight shelter services for 18 to 24 year olds experiencing homelessness are also being provided. It is a City priority to identify the permanent location for drop-in center and overnight shelter services in 2018.

Drop-in center services available to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness at the Beacon Senior Center include counseling, educational support, and access to clothing and toiletries. These services will be managed by Community Youth Services and available Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Services for seniors, over the age of 60, will continue at the Beacon Senior Center as usual during the day. These services are co-managed by the Korean Women’s Association and Greater Destiny Church, and available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Doors open at 9 p.m. for overnight shelter services at the Beacon Senior Center on a first-come, first-served basis for 18 to 24 year olds experiencing homelessness who need a place to stay overnight. These services will be managed by Community Youth Services and available seven days a week, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Outreach events hosted by Neighborhood and Community Services Department staff are scheduled to take place on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Beacon Senior Center. Community members will have the opportunity to gather more information and ask questions.

Information about the City’s efforts to connect individuals who are experiencing homelessness with the services they need is available online.

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