In May 2016, JQY launched the only Drop-in Center for at-risk Jewish teens and young adults. This unique program, based at Congregation Bet Simchat Torah in Midtown Manhattan, is a space in which teens and young adults, ages 13 to 23, can:
- Check in with licensed social workers
- Meet others they can relate to
- Participate in support groups
- Have access to health and safety resources
- Enjoy a hot kosher meal
- Be part of an affirming community
Our participants come from Jewish communities across the Orthodox spectrum- from Borough Park to Teaneck, Staten Island to Riverdale, Cedarhurst to New Rochelle.
Many struggle with depression, anxiety, abuse, homelessness, self-harm, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, isolation, loneliness, or despair.
You are not alone.
Click here to join JQY and find out more about this program
Check out our Event Calendar to see upcoming Drop-in Center Dates
Check out Humans of JQY, featuring photos from the Drop-in Center