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Host Parents change the world, one youth at a time

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Host Parents change the world, one youth at a time

The single most important factor for cultivating resilience amongst youth is the presence of at least one positive adult relationship.

Host families create a sense of belonging and build empowerment by providing a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment, which allows for youth to focus on their educational and vocational goals to prepare them to be secure, independent young adults.

Host families welcome youth, ages 12-22 for a short-term or long-term stay. A host home can serve as an emergency shelter (up to three weeks) for youth in crisis through our Host Homes program or as temporary, transitional housing (up to 18 months) through our Family-Based Transitional Living Program. 

We gladly work with all that have adequate space in their home, have the time and compassion to assist youth in need. Requirements include:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have an extra bedroom (provide privacy) for the youth 
  • Complete required 15 hours of pre-service training 
  • Be financially stable and able to maintain his/her/their household 
  • Be willing to work as part of a team
  • Be able to provide a safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive home
  • Complete requested background checks 

Why should you host with LAYC?

  • Receive personalized support and attention from our bilingual (English & Spanish) staff, available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Protect youth by providing them with a safe, positive, and supportive place to stay
  • Reimbursement for expenses related to your host home certification
  • Ongoing trainings
  • Invitations to special events

Our bilingual staff provides support at every step to ensure our families feel supported throughout this meaningful experience. For a host parent's experience, please watch this video to learn more about the experience. https://youtu.be/Q6yTGbd3eiQ . To learn more or get started, call (202) 300 9202 or email tlphh@layc-dc.org. Register for a monthly information session here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latin-american-youth-center-host-parent-information-session-tickets-265143580587?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

The single most important factor for cultivating resilience amongst youth is the presence of at least one positive adult relationship.

Host families create a sense of belonging and build empowerment by providing a safe, welcoming, and…

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Transitional Living Program & Host Homes

Washington, DC, USA
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Host Homes can be anywhere within the DC, MD, VA metro area. Because of our youth's needs, it is important for homes to have access to public transportation (ie. Buses, metro).

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Applications are provided after meeting with the Family Resource Specialist to make the licensing process more personal and welcoming.

Applications are provided after meeting with the Family Resource Specialist to make the licensing process more personal and welcoming.

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