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!
Engage Care Prepare

Jennifer, has attended five different high schools in a two-year span. At her most recent placement, she recalled being the “most successful,” and wanting to return for her senior year. As the enrollment deadline neared, Jennifer feared yet another move and transition. After sharing her worry with LAYN’s education specialist, she was excited to find out that our team had made the connections and she’d be returning to the school of her choice.

On the first day of class, Jennifer was greeted with hugs from classmates and faculty who remembered her, all sharing how excited they were for her return. The school nurse even expressed that, “she belonged here.”

For Jennifer, the feelings of belonging, familiarity, and stability were invaluable. Being at LAYN, with a staff that supports her goals has helped to increase her self­-confidence and pride. Instead of apprehension on the first day of school, Jennifer returned home to LAYN excited about her future and declaring after graduation, she planned to enroll in a four-year college.

Homeless and foster youth, like Jennifer, often lack the basic necessities to be successful in school. If you’d like to donate school supplies, undergarments, hygiene products or LA Metro Tap Cards to the Los Angeles Youth Network, contact the Development Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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