Latin American Youth Center Health and Wellness Programs
Service Provider
Latin American Youth Center
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Service Description
LAYC’s health and wellness programs address the complex health needs of low-income youth. Our skilled staff provides services in a bilingual and culturally appropriate environment. Young people can obtain free mental health and substance use counseling; STI, HIV, and pregnancy; and parenting classes. Many health and wellness programs offer a peer education and leadership component that enables youth to teach what they have learned and to organize community events. Services integrate the strengths of each individual and family relationships, respond to individual cultural differences, and incorporate each individual’s needs into treatment plans.
No insurance needed
Always Free?
Financial Aid
Currently Unknown
Service Focus
Addiction / Substance Misuse, Anxiety, Child Abuse or Neglect, Co-occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders, Coping with COVID-19, Coping with Mental Health of Others, Coping with Race Related Stress / Trauma, Crime Victimization, Crisis Support, Depression, Disruptive Behavior and/or Conduct Problems, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Relationship Difficulties, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Stress, Suicide, Trauma
Research-Supported Treatments
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Age Groups Served
Young Adults, Adolescents / Teens
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Currently Unknown
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
Latinx / Latino / Hispanic
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
Currently Unknown
Special Groups Served
English, Spanish
Visually Impaired, Physically Disabled
Yes there is a waitlist
Eligible States
District of Columbia (D.C.)
1419 Columbia Road, NWLAYC 1419 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number
Business Hours
MWF 8 a.m. –7 p.m.; TTH 8 a.m.–8 p.m.