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Rochester Youth Drop-in Center

Rochester Youth Drop-in Center

The Rochester Youth Drop-in Center helps young people ages 12-24 in Strafford County and east Rockingham County who are at-risk or experiencing housing instability. As a Regional Access Point (RAP), the Center consolidates access to vital systems and support services for young adults experiencing homelessness.

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The Rochester Drop-in Center is a safe, non-judgmental space for young people in Strafford and eastern Rockingham counties to get help when they are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Young people will be met by dedicated and caring staff who get it! A young person can stop by for whatever level of care they want – from counseling and resource coordination, to a shower and a meal.

The Youth Drop-In Center also serves as a designated Regional Access Point (RAP). RAP is a single entry point to a range of systems and services for young adults experiencing homelessness. Our designated staff are trained to assess and connect young people to the larger homeless service system.

Eligibility

Runaway or homeless youth, 12-25

Fee

None

Region Served

Strafford County and Eastern Rockingham County

Location

3 Wallace St.
Rochester

Hours

Mon. and Tue. 12 pm-5 pm
Wed. by appointment
Thu. and Fri. 12 pm-5 pm

Contact

Joss Birnie
(603) 860-5725
birniej@waypointnh.org
Drop-In Center: (603) 518-4020

Referral Needed?

No
After Hours, Holidays, Weekends for On-Call Support: (800) 640-6486

Services

  • Case management
  • Support accessing shelter
  • 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
Rochester Youth Drop-in Center
(603) 860-5725
birniej@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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