Wanda Alston House


The Wanda Alston House is the first and only housing program in Washington DC that is solely dedicated to offering pre-independent living services to homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24. These services include:

  • Long-term transitional living (up to 18 months)
  • Case management
  • Educational guidance and support
  • Job training and guidance
  • Support service referrals

Wanda Alston House residents have their own rooms and live with an advocate with extensive experience with housing and LGBTQ issues.

In addition, Wanda Alston House offers each youth a life skills counselor who works with the individual daily on issues relating to education/vocational training, housing, and other matters as necessary.