Open Doors: Services for Runaway and Homeless Youth
The Open Doors program of Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca works with youth (up to age 21) in Tompkins County who have run away from home, are experiencing homelessness, or are facing housing instability. The program provides various confidential, trauma-informed services to support youth and families and prioritizes clients’ safety and wellbeing.
Open Doors understands that every youth and family’s situation is unique, and strives to maintain an affirming, inclusive, safe, and empowering space for each individual. Staff will help youth reunite with their families or assist them in finding safe housing in another family setting when it may not be safe to return home.
What services does OPEN DOORS provide?
All OPEN DOORS services are provided to families free of charge.
If you (or someone you know) is in need of assistance with uncertain living arrangements, call or text the Open Doors warmline at 607-301-3002. Or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general mental health support, please call to make an appointment with a counselor at (607) 273-7494 during our hours of operation: Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fr 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your call will be directed to an intake professional who will match you with a compatible counselor based on your assessed needs.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please dial 911 or 988 for immediate assistance.