Each year, the Los Angeles Youth Network serves hundreds of youth experiencing some level of trauma outside the classroom. 
Many of the homeless and foster youth we serve, lack the basic, needed materials for academic achievement and other areas of development due to homelessness, escaping violence or non-parental support. 
For most youth, just being able to go to school with a new backpack filled with supplies is sometimes all they need to stay on track. 
Beginning July 24, you can help the Los Angeles Youth Network set the academic tone for the 2017-2018 school-year, by donating supplies to our Back-to-School drive.
The items listed above, can be purchased from our Amazon Wishlist or dropped off to our administration building, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can also make a donation, online, to purchase school supplies, and more. 
Thank you to all our donors who donate year round to support the basic needs of our youth!  

Last year, LAYN was awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The organization was so impressed with us, that they decided to feature LAYN in a two-part case study. Click the links below to read up on how LAYN addresses sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). 

The Essential Philosophy of Serving Youth with Diverse SOGIE Part I 

The Essential Philosophy of Serving Youth with Diverse SOGIE Part II 




Join the Los Angeles Youth Network at the Key of Hope Gala on September 23, 2017 as we honor Key of Hope Award recipient, Stuart Bell, partner at Growing Generations. We are also excited to announce The Chainsmokers as Gala ambassadors and honorary co-chairs.

Click here to visit our events page and find out how you can attend the event, donate a silent auction item or become a sponsor.


The Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation is a strong supporter of LAYN. Long-time LAYN board member, Diana Buckhantz, the Foundation’s Executor, was drawn to the organization because of LAYN’s mission to provide youth with the tools they need to lead healthy, hopeful and self-sufficient lives.

"As the Mother of a 25-year-old son, I know how important nurturing and support is to a young person’s development,” said Buckhantz.  

Read more: Introducing the Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation


Kennedy, 19, was adopted at age five from an orphanage in Kazakhstan. Jaden, 18, grew up in New Englad and came out as trans in his early teens to his family. They share two common experiences: each was homeless and each is transgender. Click the link below to read the full KCET article. 

Homeless and Transgender: Searching for Shelter and Acceptance by Lata Pandya for KCET

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