YOP Shop

A place to get connected.

Come to our door, and open up so many more.

We opened the YOP Shop in 2016 to provide a place where young people can always find our Youth Outreach staff. For many young people, coming through the YOP Shop door is the key to finding so many other open doors and opportunities to improve their situations and gain self sufficiency. 

Stop by the shop to:

Connect with caring advocates and community referrals

Talk to a resourceful outreach specialist

Get help with housing, employment, and education

Plan the steps needed to live the life you deserve

Come visit us!

The YOP Shop is located on the bus line in the heart of the Linden community. Come visit us:

2216 Bancroft St.
Columbus, OH 43219

Or give us a call at (614) 826-3630 to talk to a Youth Outreach Program staff member who can help. 

Our doors are open 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
Can’t visit during these times? Call (614) 826-3630 to leave a message. Our staff will find a way to connect with you on your terms.

New in 2016, the YOP Shop provides young people with a place where they can find us. At-risk teens can visit the YOP Shop between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday to talk with a Youth Outreach Program worker. 

Items we need:

Clothing and Personal Items

  • Underwear
  • Sweatpants (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Sweatshirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Shorts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • T-shirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Socks
  • Wallets
  • Earbuds

          Please note that we are unable to accept any used clothing items.

General Supplies

  • Composition notebooks/journals
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Art supplies
  • “Smell goods” (i.e. Bath & Body Works)

Toiletries and Hygiene Products

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner*
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Body soap*
  • Tootbrushes and toothpaste*
  • Brushes and combs
  • Ethnic hair care products

    The * denotes that the item must be in a full size bottle.

Misellaneous Items

  • Baby items
  • Pillows
  • Solid color twin comforters and sheet sets
  • Kitchen utensils, general cleaning and laundry supplies, picture frames
  • Non-perishable food items for youth outreach (crackers, cup of soup, fruit snacks, chips)
  • Gift cards from $5 to $25 for fast food restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
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