TRC - Teen Resource Center


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I or my child volunteer?

Check out our program applications and our basketball tournament when they open!

We have limited volunteer opportunities outside of our regular scheduled programs & events. But if you see a way to collaborate with us – running a workshop, for example – please don’t hesitate to reach out at

  • Do I have to pay? Is this free?

Participation in all our programs and activities is free. Family planning services are confidential and can be low-cost or even free!

  • Will my parents find out?

All our health education sessions are confidential among your providers. If you are a patient accessing confidential visits (like birth control, mental health, social work, substance use), you have the right to confidentiality, which means you do not have to come with a parent or guardian.

  • Do I need an appointment to see you?

An appointment is not necessary to talk to one of us! We’re open everyday, 3-7pm on weekdays and 2-6pm on weekends.

If you’d like to schedule time to meet with us or schedule a doctor’s appointment, please call us at (212) 226-2044.

  • If I’m not Asian or Chinese, can I still participate?

Of course you can!

While Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and Teen Resource Center have historically focused on the Asian American community, we welcome patients and participants of all racial and ethnic identities. We limit program participants based on age (13-21 years old) and specific program requirements (e.g., only female – cis and trans – participants can be part of Arts ‘N Chats).

  • If I’m in college, can I still participate?

Teen Resource Center welcomes anyone between 13 and 21 years old, so if you are in that age range… yes!

  • How do I stay plugged in?

Sign up for our monthly Hook Up newsletter! We not only update you about what’s going on with us, but send you an email once a month filled with opportunities, scholarships, applications, and free events for teens. Our Facebook and Instagram are also great ways for you to stay connected with us.