Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)

LAYC’s mission – to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multicultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address social, academic, and career needs – now incorporates lessons learned from almost two years of operating during a pandemic.

Community support has enabled us to create a path forward, boosted our morale, and encouraged us to push on.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

TREATMENT SERVICES We provide counseling services to youth ages 12-21 years old who are using alcohol and/or other drugs, engaging in high-risk behavior such as drug use and delinquent activities, and...
  • 1419 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Latinx

Transitional Living

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 roommat...
  • 3045 15th Street, NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Housing

Young Families

LAYC offers a housing program, Hope’s House that caters to single parents with one child. Hope’s House is a nine-month transitional living program for youth who are homeless or unstably housed and sho...
Service Category: Housing
Service Eligibility: Latinx Families

Young Parents Program

Current and expecting parents can receive diapers and nursery bundles from LAYC every other month through our partnership with the Greater DC Diaper Bank. Parents can also request other baby items, su...
202-741-9408 (Voice); 202-768-8017 (Voice)
  • 1419 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
LAYC - DC Safe Drop-in Center
3045 15th Street, NW Washington DC 20009
LAYC - Washington DC Center
1419 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009