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The Drop-In Center: A Safe Haven

Located on HaChavatzelet Street, directly across from Zion Square, the Crossroads Center offers an alternative to being on the streets, and social activities other than hanging out in bars. The doors open at 3:00 p.m. daily, at which time teens can come and go as they please, making use of Center services.
These include:

  • computers with internet access
  • English-language library
  • recreation room
  • board games
  • television
  • resource center
  • employment center

Additionally, the Crossroads Center provides three forms of assistance: therapeutic social activities, counseling, and educational opportunities.

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The Evening Moadon: A Social Hub

The Moadon (clubhouse) operates three nights per week from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Attendance ranges from 30 to 60 youth per night, with over 1000 teens participating in the course of a year. A range of ongoing and one-time activities is offered. Ten-session workshops on topics such as cooking, art, drumming, and photography take place on a cyclical basis, each series followed by a one-month hiatus to allow time for evaluation. An average of eight to twenty youth take part in each workshop, including a core group that attends consistently.