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The Grays Harbor Youth Center is a resource and service center for the youth of Grays Harbor County. Our center provides Information and Referral Services for youth in Grays Harbor County, Drop-in Hours where youth can stop by the center to hang out and access any of our many services, and a Safe Place (Overnight Services) for teens who find themselves without a place to spend the night. For more information on our services please see the corresponding sections below, check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact our 24-hr Youth Hotline.
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Information and Referral Services
The Youth Center provides information and referral assistance for youth (anything a youth needs such as clothing, school enrollment, homework assistance, food, counseling, drug/alcohol treatment, employment . . . we can get them connected). Youth can call or text our 24-hour Youth Hotline (360-589-3259) anytime to ask questions, get information, or get assistance from the Youth Center Program Supervisor Erin Pankey. The Youth Center also runs a street outreach program, where we provide snacks and resource guides at the high schools at the end of the school day.
At the Youth Center, we have drop-in hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3 p.m.–5 p.m., when any youth can stop by. They can use the Internet, get some food, or ask for any other services they might need or have questions about. Our center has a fully stocked kitchen, computer room, restrooms, and common room with a 42-inch plasma TV, over 300 channels, couches, several gaming systems, and a foosball table.
The Grays Harbor Youth Center is a DSHS-licensed emergency overnight youth shelter. The Youth Center is a nationally registered SafePlace, and a great resource for any youth that needs time to cool-off away from family, has been kicked-out, or just needs a place to spend the night away from home. We can house up to six youth overnight in our fully furnished, themed bedrooms, and provide dinner, snacks, breakfast, and sack lunches to anyone staying overnight. The Youth Center also provides laundry service, shower facilities, and any other services they might need. Case management is provided to teens that spend the night to make sure they have access to all their resources. In addition, youth receive educational support and access to medical and dental care, mental health services, and other services aimed at assisting them in long-term stabilization.
The Grays Harbor Youth Center is a program of the Grays Harbor County Family Center