LAYC’s Transitional Living programs provide housing to homeless or unstably housed youth between the ages of 18 and 21 for up to 18 months. Youth live in furnished apartments with or without a roommate. Program staff are on-call 24/7 and are stationed in the apartment buildings during the day. Residents receive life skills workshops, case management, and group recreational activities, as well as access to all LAYC services and programs.

By providing stable housing, the program aims to promote safety, well-being, self-sufficiency, and a sense of connectedness to other resources. Through weekly case management and life skills workshops, the program ensures youth acquire the skills necessary for independent living without developing a long-term dependency on social services.

With 32 beds at three residential sites, LAYC is able to serve the special needs of youth exiting foster care (CFSA referral required), LGBT-identifying youth, and immigrant and unaccompanied minors.

Location

Washington, DC. LAYC’s Transitional Living program sites are located in various apartment buildings in Washington, DC.

Contact us or come by our Outreach and Intake Center to learn more: Washington, DC Safe Housing Office: 3043 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Contact

Fiona Shepherd, Program Manager, fiona@layc-dc.org, (202) 489-5121.

For information about transitional living programs for  young families, visit the Young Families page. For information about short-term, emergency housing, visit the Family-Based Housing page.