~ “The SMYAL Youth House is a 12 bed transitional living program for LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-24. The Youth Housing program provides safe and stable shelter, food, case management services, crisis intervention, and community support for its residents.”
~Anyone interested in entering the program will need to have an intake interview.
~To be considered for the program, please contact the Youth House office at 202-567-3166.
~Development of a Personal Action Plan
~Weekly check-in meetings
~Job placement assistance
~Health and wellness support
~Mental and behavioral health services
~Substance abuse treatment
~Personal hygiene and self-care
~Homework and college application assistance
~Education (GED, High School, College or Job Training)
~Budgeting and financial literacy
~Meal preparation classes
~Program specific support groups
~Peer-led support network
~Access to LGBTQ youth programming
~Community outings and engagement
~Relationship building with caring adults outside of the program
~After-care to support self-sufficiency:
~Youth will communicate with their case manager for 12 months after completion of program, with longer term case management provided if needed.
Last updated: 08.13.19