About WAF

We Are a Foundation

We are a foundation…

For homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth in Washington, D.C.

The Wanda Alston Foundation opened its doors in 2008 as the only housing program in Washington, D.C,. solely dedicated to offering pre-independent transitional living and support services to homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 16 to 24 in all eight wards.  Continue reading “We are a foundation…”

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WAF Provides

Long-term transitional housing
Long-term transitional housing
Lifeskills training
Lifeskills training
Material support
Material support
Surrogate family support
Surrogate family support


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moving into year 11


Wanda Alston House is a long-term transitional home, but we see the need to also provide more to current residents as well as future residents. We always have the need…

More beds…

Our residents are preparing for independent living, and will need a few comforts to take with them when they leave WAH. Our goal is to provide them with new/unused bedroom…

Local and national partnerships

We have the greatest local partners and allies. However, to sustain our good works and grow, we recognize the need for more local partners as well as national partnerships.

Subscribing donors

Our most sustainable private donations are subscribers. Our goal in the future is to increase the number of subscribing donors.

Moving into year 11...

With the help of our supporters and donors, we have managed to turn Wanda Alston House into a home for over 40 LGBTQ youth from the greater D.C. area. Some of our former residents are now supporters and donors, but most importantly, they are leading quality lives. But we - the board and staff - are constantly asking ourselves, what more can we do, thus our goals.


June Crenshaw, Executive Director

Darrin Glymph, Esquire, Chairman WAF Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Wanda Alston Foundation thanks our board members for donating their time and expertise to our organization and to DC's homeless and at risk LGBTQ youth. Board of Directors Darrin Glymph, Esq., Chairman | Kurt Vorndran, Treasurer | Chris Hartmann | Christopher Dyer | Donnell Kearney | Sian Lewis | Dr. George Smith | Lateefah Williams

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Please feel free to use the contact form to reach the main office of WAF. You can also contact us using the information provided below, and we will respond as soon as possible.

The Wanda Alston Foundation

300 New Jersey N.W.

Suite 900

Washington DC, 20001

(202) 347-0130

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