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Manchester Youth Drop-in Center

Manchester Youth Drop-in Center

The Manchester Youth Drop-in Center serves Manchester area young people, ages 12 through 24, who are at risk of experiencing or are experiencing housing instability. It is also a designated Regional Access Point (RAP) providing one-stop access to vital systems and supportive services for youth experiencing housing instability and homelessness.

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The Manchester Drop-in Center is a safe and non-judgmental space for young people who have left home, feel unsafe at home, are coach surfing, or are experiencing literal homelessness. Dedicated and caring staff understand the issues that young people may be facing and are experienced at providing connections to resources and support – whether the young person just wants a safe place to go for a few hours or help overcoming challenges and rebuilding a life.

The Drop-in Center also serves as a designated Regional Access Point (RAP). RAPs provide a single point of entry to vital systems and supportive services for young adults experiencing homelessness, without duplicating efforts from other organizations and programs. Designated, trained staff members conduct assessments and connect youth to the larger homeless service system.

Eligibility

Youth, 12-25, who have run away or are experiencing homelessness

Fee

None

Region Served

Manchester

Location

298 Hanover St.
Manchester

Hours

Mon: By appointment
Tue.- Sun: 10am – 7pm

Contact

Rachel Bonfanti
(603) 518-4170
bonfantir@waypointnh.org
Drop-In Center: (603) 518-4170

Referral Needed?

No
After Hours, Holiday, and Weekend On-Call Support: (800) 640-6486

Services

  • Support accessing shelter
  • Case management
  • Crisis intervention and problem solving
  • Referral, connection, and coordination with resources and systems
  • Life skills education
  • Harm reduction supplies and support
  • Pro-social activities and groups
  • Showers
  • Food pantry
  • Hygiene pantry
  • Laundry
  • Lockers
  • Computers/WiFi
  • Phone
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Forms & Documents

Youth Resource Center
Manchester Youth Drop-in Center
(603) 518-4170
bonfantir@waypointnh.org

Regional Offices

Waypoint has several regional offices throughout New Hampshire. Below are the locations of these offices. If you are looking for specific program contact information, please visit the Programs Overview page or the Get Help page.

Agency Headquarters

Manchester
464 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03105
603.518.4000 | 1.800.640.6486
Fax: 603.668.6260
P.O. Box 448

Concord
103 No. State St.
Concord, NH 03301
603.224.7479

Lakes Region
67 Water Street Suite 207
Laconia, NH 03246
603.524.5835

North Country
25 Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
603.788.4172
P.O. Box 188 Conway, NH 03818

Tri-City Region
3 Wallace St.
Rochester, NH 03866
800.640.6486

Monadnock
20 Central Sq., Suite #210
Keene, NH 03431
603.357.8772 

Dover
35 Third St.
Dover, NH 03820
603.742.5662

Nashua
60 Main Street Suite 240
Nashua, NH 03060
603.889.7189

Seacoast
11 Sandy Point Rd.
Stratham, NH 03885
603.518.4002
Fax: 603.668.6260

Upper Valley
63 Hanover St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.298.8237

The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center
27 Burns Ave. 
Concord, NH 03302
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