Latin American Youth Center
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.
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.)
Application: Call or email for more information. Referral form is available on website.