LAYN

The Los Angeles Youth Network has two distinct homeless housing programs that build a plan towards permanency for each youth with an individualized approach that works for them. This program serves youth ages 12-21 in two home-like settings and scattered-site apartments and enacts a comprehensive model of care to support our young people. We establish a team that supports the youth from the time they step through our doors. And for each youth and each youth’s team, we make the commitment to be there always – providing whatever support is needed as the youth strives to realize their dream of a self-sufficient adulthood.

When a youth becomes homeless, the reasons can vary. All of our youth have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or have been neglected or abandoned by their parents or caregivers. One thing is clear and always true: no one wants to live on the streets. We are here for those youth, and we are ready to give them the support they need to prepare for futures that do not mirror their pasts.

All of our programs for runaway and homeless youth are a SAFE PLACE for LGBTQ youth and are co-ed.

Transitional Living Program (TLP)Emergency Housing
LAYN’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides housing, case management services, life skills training, and educational and employment services for homeless young adults. Services offered through the TLP are designed to help young people who are homeless make successful transition to self –sufficient living and to build strong community connections. The emphasis of this program is on self-direction and self-determination. LAYN’s emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth provides housing, case management services, life skills training, and educational and employment services while immediately addressing the individual needs of each young person. The emphasis of this program is reunification when it is a safe and viable option.

Program Requirements:

  • 18-21 years’ old
  • Homeless youth
  • Retain a part-time job
  • Attending school/vocational training part-time
  • No DCFS enrollment, can be former foster care
  • 18-month program
  • Congregated and scatter site apartments
  • School enrollment and tutoring
  • Post-secondary education preparation
  • Career development & job placement
  • Life skills and instruction on self-advocacy
  • Financial training
  • Mental health services
  • Leadership training
  • Paid Internships
  • Cultural and enrichment activities that celebrate diversity
  • Case managemen
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Support in securing permanency through family reunification, transitional housing, or independent living arrangements

Program Requirements:

  • 12-17 years’ old
  • Runaway and homeless youth
  • Verification of age: school ID, birth certificate, verification from an adult
  • No current DCSF enrollment
  • Parental consent within 3 days
  • Three-month program, with possible extension
  • Congregated living
  • School enrollment, tutoring
  • Post-secondary education preparation
  • Career development & job placement
  • Life skills and instruction on self-advocacy
  • Mental health services
  • Leadership training
  • Paid Internships
  • Cultural and enrichment activities that celebrate diversity
  • Case management
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Support in securing permanency through family reunification, transitional housing, or independent living arrangements
To receive service please call 323-454-2886. To receive services please call 323-240-2253.