Key of Hope GALA
LAYN to host annual Key of Hope Gala on October 13, 2018 in Hollywood. Click here for more information.
Our Board of Directors, Perla Hudson, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, C.E.O. Mark Supper and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky cut the ribbon at our new Taft facility.
LAYN youth graduates.
Kevin Durant promotes being STRONG & KIND at LAYN's basketball camp
Councilman O'Farrell proclaims November Runaway & Homeless Awareness Month to H.H.Y.P.
LAYN is Opening Doors to a New Home!
A warm welcome from LAYN staff!
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While mental illness affects all people, studies continually show that culturally influenced stigmas, like the lack of support from family, have severe impacts on people in minority communities. Approximately 24% of Hispanics and 27% of Native Americans battle with depression and anxiety. Sadly, Jay’s story also echoes 25% of African-American youth in foster care, who according to the American Psychological Association, “prove to be at a higher risk for PTSD.”  

Struggling privately, Jay never received the proper care needed, until he entered LAYN’s long-term care program for foster youth.  LAYN’s dedicated therapists and case managers ensured that he was placed in the appropriate special education classes and participated in group and individual therapy sessions, stress management, and life coaching to help him focus on a better future. With the program’s assistance, he successfully graduated from high school, attended a 4-year University and is currently an advocate for homeless youth in Northern California.

But, what about other minority youth? Youth, like those who are homeless and in foster care, often go through the most severe trauma and usually have the highest levels of PTSD symptoms.

They need your help.

If you would like to donate to the Los Angeles Youth Network in support of our Mental Health Department and the critical services provided to the youth in our care, click here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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