Last year, LAYN was awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The organization was so impressed with us, that they decided to feature LAYN in a two-part case study. Click the links below to read up on how LAYN addresses sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). 

The Essential Philosophy of Serving Youth with Diverse SOGIE Part I 

The Essential Philosophy of Serving Youth with Diverse SOGIE Part II 




Join the Los Angeles Youth Network at the Key of Hope Gala on September 23, 2017 as we honor Key of Hope Award recipient, Stuart Bell, partner at Growing Generations. We are also excited to announce The Chainsmokers as Gala ambassadors and honorary co-chairs.

Click here to visit our events page and find out how you can attend the event, donate a silent auction item or become a sponsor.


The Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation is a strong supporter of LAYN. Long-time LAYN board member, Diana Buckhantz, the Foundation’s Executor, was drawn to the organization because of LAYN’s mission to provide youth with the tools they need to lead healthy, hopeful and self-sufficient lives.

"As the Mother of a 25-year-old son, I know how important nurturing and support is to a young person’s development,” said Buckhantz.  

Read more: Introducing the Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation


Kennedy, 19, was adopted at age five from an orphanage in Kazakhstan. Jaden, 18, grew up in New Englad and came out as trans in his early teens to his family. They share two common experiences: each was homeless and each is transgender. Click the link below to read the full KCET article. 

Homeless and Transgender: Searching for Shelter and Acceptance by Lata Pandya for KCET

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For youth, summer is the time of year they look forward to. But, for the homeless and foster youth at LAYN, this highly anticipated break can be very stressful. That's why we do all we can to ensure that our youth experience unique, affordable and enriching activities. Your investment, financial or in-kind, to LAYN helps provide our youth the summer of a lifetime. 

Donate $25, $50, $100 or $200 to our summer fund. Have access to movie tickets --- we'd love those too! 

Contact the Development Department at (323) 467-8466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 


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