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Drop-In Center Youth and Young Adult Advocate (YYA)

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Recruiting Organization: Lifeline Community Services


The LifeSpring Drop-in Center is a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space for youth and young adult’s ages 18-25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. All services are free of charge.

Specific Activities

• Create a warm and welcoming environment so youth and youth adults (YYA) will feel safe and accepted

• Provide supportive services to YYA’s who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness

• Provide basic needs assistance (food, water, new clothing, hygiene products, access to shower and do laundry, etc.) to YYA’s when they enter the Drop in Center

• Engage and promote YYA’s social & emotional well-being

• Connect YYA’s to non-housing resources based on their needs

• Connect YYA (if YYA express and interest) to the YYA Liaison that will provide more intensive case management

• Work closely with Just in Time (JIT) staff to determine best fit for YYA


• Interested in supporting YYA’s who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness

• Demonstrate awareness of trauma-informed, client-driven, and culturally sensitive care

• Being open and flexible to new tasks that may be requested by program staff

• Culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming, non-judgmental, punctual, empathetic, and committed

• Professional and YYA centered

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Physical Demands/Work Environment

TB Test, Drug Screening, and Live Scan Background Check

COVID-19 UPDATE: masks/face coverings required onsite (regardless of vaccination status), social distancing enforced, vaccine encouraged

Work Schedule

  • Must committ to one full shift (at least once a week)
  • The Drop-in center is open 10am-2pm Monday - Friday
  • Current available shifts: Mon 10am-12pm & 12-2pm, Weds 10am-12pm, & Fri 10am-12pm
  • At least six months or one semester (for students) commitment required

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

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