Youth on Fire Drop-In Center for Teens


AIDS Action Committee and Fenway Health

YOF logo.

This is a program that provides a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

No application or registration needed.


This Program is free!


  • In-person only.

Youth on Fire & Y2Y

1 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


West Cambridge

Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and Friday.

• Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
• Thursday: Appointments Only
• Friday: 11:00 am – 5:45 pm

Additional information

The primary goals of Youth on Fire are to:

  • Respond to the basic and urgent needs of homeless and street-involved young adults at highest risk of communicable diseases and victimization.
  • Connect homeless and street-involved youth to age-appropriate services including on-site behavioral health and medical care through strengths-based case management.
  • Create safe and supportive relationships and a sense of community through activities, events and groups
  • Partner with community and civic organizations, local businesses, public officials and advocacy groups to address the short and long-term effects of youth homelessness.

YOF provides a broad spectrum of vital services, supports and opportunities based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Positive Youth Development principles. Core elements of YOF’s three-tiered service delivery system include the following:

Tier 1 Services: a) hot meals; b) showers; c) laundry; d) lockers; e) voice-mail and phone; and f) computers in a safe and welcoming drop-in center.

Tier 2 Supports: a) behavioral health services; b) medical care; c) HIV, STI and viral hepatitis screenings; d) housing search; e) enrollment in health insurance and benefits; f) educational workshops; and g) supported referrals for other self-identified needs.

Tier 3 Opportunities: a) Peer Outreach and Education program; b) Youth Advisory Board; c) Speaker’s Bureau; d) art and talent shows; e) Hiring Committee; and f) Community Give Back Days, in which members clean up the surrounding neighborhoods of Youth on Fire and Harvard Square.


Youth on Fire

Aids Action Committee Program


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YOF logo.
This is an ongoing program.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and Friday.

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Youth on Fire

Aids Action Committee Program

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Last updated May 7, 2024.