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Help 100 Youth Exit Homelessness in Washington DC

 
$3,766
$21,234
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Street Outreach Program (SOP) supports runaway and homeless youth ages 18-24, by providing outreach and case management services in the District of Columbia. On the street and at our drop-in site, youth receive food, clothing, hygiene kits, and referrals to shelters, transitional housing programs and wrap-around services that include education, job training, and health care. With your contribution, our SOP will help 100 youth stay warm this winter.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Youth homelessness has plagued the District of Columbia for many years; only in recent years have these youth been counted. The District of Columbia Public School system counted 1,169 students who were homeless in October 2010; this captures only youth who choose to self-identify to school homelessness liaisons; the true number is certainly higher. Currently, 90 youth are on the waiting list for LAYC's temporary housing services.

How will this project solve this problem?

LAYC's SOP staff work with youth to identify short-term alternatives to street life and long-term housing and/or family reunification. Staff work to increase young people's safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and help youth build permanent connections with caring adults.

Potential Long Term Impact

LAYC's SOP program will help 100 youth exit homelessness, allowing them to access the resources they need to become self-sufficient.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,766
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,234
Total Funding Goal: $25,000

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Project Leader

Araceli Rosenberger

Washington, DC United States

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