TAY Centers: Supporting Homeless Youth

Providing a safe place for homeless youth to go and access services.

What is TAY?

TAY stands for Transition Age Youth. It refers to young adults ages 16-25 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, they face a number of challenges, including lack of access to housing, employment, and healthcare. They are also more likely to experience mental health and substance abuse problems. 

In 2020, there was a 19% increase in homelessness among Transition Age Youth (TAY) Households and Unaccompanied Minors, which includes both individuals aged 18-24 and members of families headed by persons aged 18-24.A TAY Center plays a vital role in supporting homeless youth, providing a safe space for youth to go during the day and evening, and they offer a variety of services that can help youth get back on their feet. TAY Programs also help to reduce youth homelessness in our communities.

Safety, Stability, Success, and Independence

Penny Lane Centers' TAY programs in Los Angeles are dedicated to eradicate youth homelessness by guiding youth towards their goals of safety, stability, success, and independence. We accomplish this by using a heart-centered approach to inspire growth and hope.

On site offerings in youth drop in centers include laundry, showers, computers with internet access, printing, hot meals, hygiene kits, clothing and weekly bus passes.

TAY Drop-in Centers Locations and Operating Hours

Penny Lane Centers operates TAY Drop-in-Centers situated within Los Angeles County, specifically in the Antelope Valley and the City of Commerce.Our TAY Drop-in-Centers are open Tuesday – Friday from 1PM—7PM and Saturday’s from 8AM—8 PM in Commerce and Lancaster. You can check the full list of TAY centers in Los Angeles County here.

TAY Program
TAY Drop-in Center

TAY Program´s Individualized Resources Include:

  • Shelter/housing linkage
  • Mental Health referral
  • Substance abuse education/referrals 
  • Linkage to court approved classes
  • Employment support
  • Linkage to Social Security Income 
  • Support with obtaining California Identification Card
  • Birth Certificate Support 
  • GED support 
  • LGBTQ Support 
  • HIV testing 
  • Community resource linkage

TAYstock annual event

Each year the Penny Lane TAY Drop-in Centers hold their annual TAYstock event at both the Lancaster and Commerce locations. This event commemorates the anniversary of our grand opening by celebrating art, music, and community. It allows our young adults and community partners to gather and share resources as well as participate in fun and creative activities.Discover upcoming TAY events by exploring our calendar and find out more about our other programs for youth support here.

TAYstock annual event

Upcoming Events

Want to stay connected to all things TAY Center? Check out our links below.



Penny Lane Centers Helpline
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Penny Lane Antelope Valley TAY Drop in Center

43520 Division. St.
Lancaster, CA 93535

TAY Lancaster
Penny Lane Commerce TAY Drop-in Center

5628 E. Slauson Ave.
Commerce, CA 90040

TAY Commerce
General Inquiries
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