The 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic is a community based agency providing youth in Bayview Hunters Point with medical and behavioral health services that encourage them to make decisions that support their health, safety and development.
3rd St started as a community needs assessment by a fiscally sponsored community group. Multiple agencies and parents met regularly to discuss what youth in the Bayview community needed. Their conclusion was that medical services, arts programming and mental health were the most lacking. In 2005 a building was renovated as a space (then called the Healing Arts Center) and a group of volunteers started to offer a summer program around health education and arts programming.