Help 100 Youth Exit Homelessness in Washington DC

by Latin American Youth Center
Vetted
May 6, 2013

Your Donation is Helping DC Homeless Youth

Street Outreach Staff
Street Outreach Staff

LAYC's Street Outreach Program (SOP) comes into contact daily with homeless and runway youth who are in need of a safe and stable place to live. There are various paths to homelessness for these youth, but all are in need of resources unique to young adults.

Your donation and community support have enabled street outreach workers to provide a variety of greatly needed services: snacks and hot meals to youth who are living on the street and in shelters, assistance with building resumes and preparing for job interviews, referrals to emergency and transitional housing programs, connection with educational opportunities, assistance with obtaining government IDs and accessing legal services, and providing appropriate clothing for job interviews and other professional opportunities.

We have connected youth with transitional living programs to place them in stable living environments where they can build work experience and financial stability, obtain educational goals, and work towards independent living. Jane is one of these youth. She is a young lady who became homeless when she lost her student loans and had to withdraw from school. Jane turned to the Street Outreach Program for help with obtaining stable housing, continuing her education, and finding employment. With the help of Street Outreach Program staff, Jane was referred and accepted into a transitional housing program where she was able to meet her goal of financial stability, was able to re-enroll in school, and move into her own place after completing the program with a significant amount of savings in the bank.

Your donation and overall support help make these much needed services available to the youth in our community who are most in need. Our dedicated staff work hard every day to connect these young people to the best available resources so that their cycle of homelessness can end and the opportunity for stability and self-sufficiency is possible. Thank you so much for your support and please spread the word about the services our Street Outreach Program can provide!

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Latin American Youth Center

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.layc-dc.org
Project Leader:
Colleen Muse
Washington, DC United States
$10,180 raised of $11,000 goal
 
186 donations
$820 to go
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