HYPE: Helping Young People Elevate

The HYPE Center is a multi-service drop-in center designed by and for young people to easily access the services and resources they want from multiple providers under one roof.

HYPE welcomes ALL Bay Area youth between ages 14-24.

Multiple Services, Under One Roof

Rather than re-creating existing services, HYPE Center brings together community providers who young people know and trust. Our Youth Founders surveyed young people across San Francisco to find out about their needs. Based on the results and their own lived experience, our Youth Founders categorized the services and support identified by youth into the nine categories below:

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The HYPE Center is for Bay Area young people between 14-24 years old. We hold a safe space for all, including those experiencing:

  • foster care or probation systems
  • housing instability and homelessness
  • involvement in the sex trade

Membership and services are 100% FREE!

Become a HYPE Member

Young people 14-24 can drop in for a New Member Orientation between 11am and 6pm, Monday - Thursday.
If you are short on time or can't come during those hours, we recommend calling ahead to make an appointment.

New Member Orientation
The first time you visit HYPE, you'll receive a tour and overview of HYPE Center's offerings and agreements.
When you're ready to join as a member, you'll complete a Member Profile and Consent Form.  
The whole process takes approximately 15 minutes and all new members receive a HYPE sweat suit!

Know someone who should be connected to HYPE? Click here to refer a young person today!  

Please reach out by phone or email with any questions.

198 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 525-4438

A space designed
for youth, by youth.

HYPE Center is a component of the San Francisco Safety, Opportunity, and Lifelong relationships (SF SOL) Collaborative,
a project funded by the California Department of Social Services and the City and County of San Francisco's Department on the Status of Women.