Youth Resources

We believe in the agency, resilience, and creativity of youth. We also recognize there are gaps and barriers in our community that prevent youth from accessing and fully taking advantage of opportunities. This is where our resources meet them. We aim to create spaces for youth to belong, access resources, be themselves, and find stability.

Drop-In Center

Drop-in is a resource for youth ages 14-24 experiencing housing crisis or instability who are seeking a place to belong, authentic relationships, and key resources.

Supportive Housing

Our supportive housing resource is a place where youth can rest, recharge, and heal. In each home, mentors act as the first point of contact for youth. Community is built through weekly house dinners, shared experiences, and daily interactions. It’s a model that feels more like a family than a program. We recognize that having stable housing is only the start of long term stability. 

Resource Innovations

We recognize that there are gaps in resources that act as barriers for youth working to find stability. We listen to youth as they identify barriers and connect with community partners, businesses, and community members to innovate and create new resources that remove barriers to long term safety and stability for youth.

Our Promise to Youth

First and foremost we make promises to youth! We promise that you are the author of your story, we will treat you with dignity and respect and provide you with a space to belong.

Connect with a Youth Advocate

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY please reach out to our Community Partners below:

The Homeless Outreach Team | 616-456-4240
Arbor Circle Street Outreach | Nikki: 616-295-6544 or Artemis: 616-460-0875
Arbor Circle Crisis Line | 1-877-275-7792

Please leave a good method of contact. If you do not leave a callback number or email, AYA will not be able to respond. If you do not have access to a consistent phone line or email, please call or visit during our regular open hours.

Hours: M/T/TH/F 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: (616) 406-3945
Address: 320 State St SE in Grand Rapids.


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