SMYAL Housing Program

Organization: Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders

Across SMYAL’s Youth Housing Program, 60+ residents receive LGBTQ-affirming support and individually-tailored services as they move through our three-tiered progress system toward sustainable independence. Each program provides safe and stable shelter, food, case management services, mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and community support for its residents. Residents meet weekly with case managers to collaboratively work on their individualized service plans.

Residents can attend life skills courses and community engagement opportunities including nutrition and cooking classes, financial literacy, healthy relationships and communication, and resume workshops.
Application: Anyone interested in accessing affirming housing services, please contact the SMYAL Youth House office at 202-567-3166 or e-mail [email protected].