Mission Statement

Youth on Fire (YOF), a program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, is a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

Over 3,000 youth have benefitted from YOF since the program opened its doors in the Spring of 2000. The primary goals of Youth on Fire are to: Respond to the basic and urgent needs of homeless and street-involved young adults at highest risk of communicable diseases and victimization. Connect homeless and street-involved youth to age-appropriate services including on-site behavioral health and medical care through strengths-based case management. Create safe and supportive relationships and a sense of community through activities, events and groups Partner with community and civic organizations, local businesses, public officials and advocacy groups to address the short and long-term effects of youth homelessness.

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