We are here to help.

Need help immediately?  Los Angeles Youth Network has shelter, food, support, clothes, and other resources you need to make it through a tough time.  

If you are 12-17 and homeless or runaway youth, please call our emergency shelter, 323.240.2253  We are always open and here to help! 

What are the requirements? You must be 12-17 and homeless. 

  • What you get when you’re here:
  • A safe place to sleep
  • Three meals a day and snacks provided by caring staff
  • Emergency clothing and toiletries
  • Help connecting with relatives, doctors, teachers, and therapists who might be able to help
  • Help finding a place to stay long-term

If you are 12-17 and looking for Foster Care services, please call 323.703.7002

If you are 18-21, we have a long-term living program (the Transitional Living Program, also called the “TLP”) and offer drop-in counseling, job coaching, and case management.  Our professional staff can assist you in finding the help you need.  Call the Transitional Living Program at 323.454.2886 to find out more information.

Los Angeles Youth Network is a SAFE SPACE.  Youth of all races, ethnicities, and religions are welcome.  We are open and accepting of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth.  

Not sure if we are the right place for you or just want to ask some questions?  Give us a call any time of day, any day of the year.


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You can reach the Emergency Shelter 24/7 at 323.240.2253. We will ask some brief questions about your current situation. If you qualify, you can enter the shelter that day. If not, we will point you to other options. Within 72 hours of entry into a shelter, a parent, guardian, or Child Protective Services (CPS) worker must consent to your staying in the program. 

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood)
Shelter Hours: 24 hours
Phone Number: 323.240.2253





If you’re in the foster care system, and you need a new placement, our group home may be a great place for you. Our group home is for youth in foster care, ages 12-17, that can offer long term placement as a housing option. Our focus is to help you succeed in school, work and life.

Location: Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood)
Phone number: 323.703.7002





LAYN’s housing programs offer much more than a place to call home. We will help you create your own education and employment program, individualized for your needs, while providing a variety of other supportive services. Most important, they're staffed by people who understand what you've gone through, and who will be there to help —as you imagine and move forward into the future you want to create. 

The Transitional Living Program seeks to prepare homeless youth for a life of independence. You can apply to the program by calling the number below to set up an appointment with the Program Manager. You will need one form of personal identification, and be willing to enroll in a formal education and/or employment program.
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood)

To get an application and more information on the TLP Program: 323.454.2886


If you are looking for shelter tonight: Click here to go to the Emergency Shelter page for information or call 323.204.2253





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