LAYC is a part of the Youth Homelessness Coordinated Entry System, an initiative of the District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness to standardize access, assessment, referral, and placement of homeless youth in the District.

Drop-In Center

Youth looking for shelter can drop in to be connected to the appropriate housing program or emergency for their specific needs.  Our friendly, bilingual staff provide ongoing assessment and case management to connect youth to other needed services including educational and employment support, mental health, and accessing public benefits.

The Drop-In Center is equipped with shower, laundry, and kitchen facilities, computers for youth use, private meeting rooms, day lockers, and resting rooms. More information and pictures of the center are available in the Youth Corner.


3045 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC


Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.


Diana Martinez, Street Outreach Program Case Manager,, (202) 713-0475.