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3045 15th St NWWashington, DC 20009


The Host Homes/Transitional Living Program of Latin American Youth Center helps homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 12-22 transition from adolescence to a healthy adulthood. The program offers room and board with a local host parent in a secure, respectful, and caring environment. During this period sponsoring host families and individuals, receive a stipend, training, and professional assistance from the LAYC staff.

Host Homes provides emergency, temporary housing for girls and boys 12-17 years old who are homeless and/or have runaway from home. Youth are placed with a host parent for 3 weeks.

Transitional Living helps homeless and runaway youth from ages 16-21 by placing them with a host parent or family for up to 18 months. The youth is assigned a case manager and provided support throughout the duration of the program.

If you space in your home and interested in helping DC youth on a path to healthy adulthood, consider becoming a Host Homes or TLP parent.


  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must have a spare bedroom for the youth.
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