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Do you need a safe place to sleep or a warm meal?
We’re here to help.

Donate Hot Meals

Are you looking to get involved with the YNC? Donate home cooked meals, takeout or restaurant gift cards for youth at Hutton House and the Low Barrier Shelter!


Call (209) 526-1441

Make a Gift

Help end youth homelessness with a monetary donation.

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Call our 24/7 helpline at (209) 526-1441

Shelter, Housing and more

Learn about our programs and services

We’re Here for You(th)

The Youth Navigation Center (YNC) provides shelter, housing and comprehensive drop-in services to youth and young adults in Stanislaus County between the ages of 13-25, experiencing crisis, housing instability and/or homelessness.

Emergency Shelter – Ages 18 to 24

Low Barrier Shelter

A 24-bed facility that provides emergency shelter for young adults ages 18-24 who are or may become homeless.

To access services call
(209) 526-1441

Emergency Shelter – Ages 13 to 17

Hutton House

A 24/7, temporary emergency shelter with overnight and drop-in services for runaway, homeless and youth in crisis, ages 13-17.

Open 24 hours
(209) 526-1441

Drop-in Services – Ages 18 to 24

Telecare Drop-in Center

Facilitated groups, peer support groups, one on one emotional support, referrals to resources, computer access, board games, arts and crafts, table games, recreational activities, and field trips.

Open Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm
(209) 526-1441

Transitional Housing

We offer housing programs with longer-term support (up to two years) to help 18-24 year olds develop independent living skills and work toward permanent housing.

To learn more call us at (209) 526-1441 or send us an email.

More Resources

We offer comprehensive services in partnership with other community organizations.  Please contact us for any specific needs, and we will connect you with available resources.


Immediate access to shelter


Street outreach


Mental health and substance use counseling


Support for parents and caregivers


Community-based case management

Get Help Now

Our Helpline is available 24/7

(209) 526-1441