Definition of drop-in center in English:

drop-in center


  • A place run by a welfare agency or charity where people may call casually for advice or assistance.

    ‘Officers trawled pubs, drop-in centres and shops in their search, but the next significant development came from Hobson's mother, who told detectives she had taken her son to York Hospital in the early hours of Sunday.’
    • ‘The Sheffield College drop-in centres offer information and advice about a range of sexual health issues to young people.’
    • ‘Unicef works with local relief agencies, funding drop-in centres and youth clubs around the country that function as safe-havens for children and adolescents.’
    • ‘An after-hours drop-in centre for advice and referral, also expected to be operating by now, has been delayed by insurance issues.’
    • ‘We run workshops in hostels, night shelters, day-centres and drop-in centres in the area we are going to work in.’
    • ‘It asks what kind of improvements they would like to see, such as a drop-in centre, coffee shop/café, or more public toilets.’
    • ‘An innovative scheme to replace a York community centre with new homes, shops and a drop-in centre is set for approval.’
    • ‘To combat this rising trend, a number of drop-in centres to provide information and advice on contraception and sexual health for young people have been opened across Sheffield.’
    • ‘The petition called for new ventures such as the establishment of drop-in centres which would need to be spread out across the city.’
    • ‘Three new drop-in centres to give young people advice on sexual health will be opened this week in Sheffield.’
    • ‘This will complement the present usefulness of the building by providing a further meeting room, which may be used as a drop-in centre for any community group, day or night.’
    • ‘The offices are like a drop-in centre for participants.’
    • ‘The group already provides services including a drop-in centre for families, a telephone help-line, home visits and a respite care scheme.’
    • ‘Their idea is to make the church an all-purpose centre, offering such activities as youth work, a coffee shop, a drop-in centre and counselling.’
    • ‘Those services include housing, drop-in centers and case management for coordinating the full range of medical care and other supports.’
    • ‘Four smaller satellite police stations around the town will act as drop-in centres for members of the public.’
    • ‘A residents group has appealed for its drop-in centre to be saved if a row of empty shops and flats are demolished.’
    • ‘The club says it hopes to include a building - possibly a drop-in centre - with the Department of Health's approval as part of the major overhaul.’
    • ‘The tenters use washrooms at nearby fast-food restaurants and shower across the street at a drop-in centre.’
    • ‘We need drop-in centres for asylum seekers and we need a better system set up whereby they receive the money and the treatment they deserve.’


drop-in center

/dräp in ˈsen(t)ər/ /drɑp ɪn ˈsɛn(t)ər/