Drop-in is a resource for youth ages 14-24 experiencing housing crisis, homelessness, or who just need basic resources, people to love and accept them as they are, and a place to belong.

Hours of Access

The Drop-In Center can be accessed by appointment only. Call (616) 406-3945 on Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to schedule.

Appointment slots listed below:

  • MONDAY: 12:00 – 2:00 PM / 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • TUESDAY: 12:00 – 2:00 PM / 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY*: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • THURSDAY: 12:00 – 2:00 PM / 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • FRIDAY: 12:00 – 2:00 PM / 3:00 – 5:00 PM


Overview of Resources


Locked private showers

Basic hygiene items

Menstruation care products

Laundry services

A hot meal

Basic clothing essentials


Computer lab

Music corner

Recording studio

Art supplies

Connections to community partners


Vital document recovery

Nurse's station + Health support

Mental health support

Employment and education resources

Housing crisis support + referrals

Member Rights

As a Member at Drop-in, You Have the Right To:

Be treated with respect and fairness by staff, volunteers, and other members.

Choose to accept or decline any A.Y.A. services.

Make goals and lead the process of reaching them.

If you feel any of these rights have been violated, let an A.Y.A. staff member know.

Safety: A.Y.A. is a Violence-Free Space

Members, staff, and volunteers agree to: Not participate in physical, verbal, or emotional violence. Keep the space safe and free of weapons and drugs by storing these items in the lockers at the front desk. Guns are not allowed on the premises. A.Y.A. staff must follow Michigan Law and comply with law enforcement regarding warrants and pick-up orders.

Inclusion: All Are Welcome Here

We embrace differences in race, color, nationality, religion, culture, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military status, and ability. Comments or behaviors that create an unsafe environment will not be tolerated. If at any time you do not feel accepted and celebrated exactly as you are, please let an A.Y.A. staff member know.

Privacy: Membership Information is Confidential

We do not share member information unless it is required by law. This means that your presence at A.Y.A. drop-in cannot be confirmed or denied without your permission.

A.Y.A. does participate in community conversations about youths’ experiences. However, if your personal information is used, any identifying information will be removed.

Staff and volunteers are required by law to report any suspicion of child abuse/neglect and foster care AWOL. We are also required to take steps to increase your safety.

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