LAYC offers housing programs that cater to young parents. We have two programs, for single parents with one child and for couples with up to two children. All parents must be 18-24. Read more below.

Hope’s House: Single Parents with One Child

Hope’s House is a nine-month transitional living program available to youth ages 18-24 who are single parents with one child. These youth are homeless or unstably housed and should be able to demonstrate that they have begun to build skills needed to live independently before beginning the program.

Youth live in studio apartments with their children, meet weekly with a case manager and are offered wrap-around services and parenting classes while in the program. Bilingual services in English/Spanish offered.

Young Families: Couples with up to Two Children

The Young Families program serves four young families ages 18-24 with up to two children. The program provides transitional housing for up to 18 months in apartments.

Wrap-around services include case management, parenting classes, life skill classes, employment readiness, mental health and substance abuse counseling and referrals to community resources. Clients must be able to demonstrate the self-sufficiency to begin working and paying rent, to live independently, and identify to family goals.


Our Hope’s House and Young Families programs are located in apartment buildings in northwest Washington, DC. Locations are unlisted.


Robin Harris, Case Manager,, (240) 292-1419.

You may be interested in transitional living programs for single youth, or family-based housing for short-term or emergency housing.