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~ “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.
~Services include:
~Case Management:
~Development of a Personal Action Plan
~Weekly check-in meetings
~Crisis navigation
~Job placement assistance
~Community referrals
~Health and wellness support
~Supportive Services:
~Medical care
~Mental and behavioral health services
~Legal support
~HIV/STI testing
~Substance abuse treatment
~Personal hygiene and self-care
~Homework and college application assistance
~Skills Development:
~Education (GED, High School, College or Job Training)
~Job readiness
~Life skills
~Budgeting and financial literacy
~Meal preparation classes
~Social Support:
~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.


smyal.org

410 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-5940


Last updated: 08.13.19