LAYC is excited to bring the Behavioral Services for Homeless Youth Program (BHHY) to D.C. as a way to end youth homelessness and improve overall health and wellbeing.

BHHY is a federally-funded program that provides services to youth ages 17-24 who are experiencing homelessness and are using substances.

Referral Form

Treatment Approaches

  • Evidence Based Practices (EBPs):  Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach
  • Case Management: linkage to community resources, psycho-education, advocacy
  • Life-Skills Groups: money management, time management, communication and healthy relationships
  • Referrals to drug testing for youth receiving SUD treatment

Who is Eligible?

  • Youth between the ages of 17 and 24 experiencing homelessness and using substances
  • Residents of the District of Columbia


  • Linking youth to housing, employment and other resources
  • Providing Individual Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder counseling
  • Teaching Life Skills (Professional Development, Goal Setting, etc.)


Kaplan Building, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009


Tyvon Hewitt (Outreach Worker / Case Manager),, (301)-768-1583, (202) 319-2229