|Program type||After School, Weekend, Weekday, Summer|
|Meets||General Programming At The Door Takes Place From 2:00 – 8:00 P.M., With Extended Hours Until 10:00 P.M. On Wednesdays.|
At risk, low income
Our mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.
The Door's counselors are here to listen to young people and help with their needs, whether it's controlling a temper, finding a way to feel happy, dealing with gender issues, or anything in between. Counseling Center staff have special expertise to help with youth who are:
In foster care
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ)
Runaway or homeless
Currently or formerly involved with the juvenile justice system
HIV-infected and affected
Dealing with substance abuse
Counselors use a variety of methods to provide the best possible care including:
One-on-one and group counseling
Conflict resolution/life skills
Art and music therapy
And other supportive services
Crisis Intervention: If youth are in a crisis situation and in need of clothing, food and/or a place to stay, our Crisis Counselors are here to help, including linking young people to a shelter. Door members in need of help also have access to our clothing closet and food pantry.
The Door also has special services for Runaway & Homeless Youth. The Door does not have an overnight shelter onsite, but we can provide referrals to shelters.