HYPE: Helping Young People Elevate

The HYPE Center is a multi-service drop-in center designed by and for youth 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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Become a HYPE Member

The first time you visit HYPE, you'll complete a new member orientation. This includes a tour, overview of HYPE Center's services and agreements, and a basic needs assessment. Then our Navigator will help connect you to the services and activities you want and need. Reach out at our contact below to schedule your first visit!

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

The HYPE Center is for Bay Area youth 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!

A space designed
for youth, by youth.

Celebrating our Youth!

In December 2019, over 150 community members gathered to celebrate the HYPE Center’s Youth Founders and the work they put in to design the space and its services.

Check out the video from our celebration here!

Service Hours:
Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Friday by appointment

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!