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The Wanda Alston House honors the life and work of Wanda Alston, an LGBT activist, mayoral appointee, and dedicated resident of Washington, D.C. whose untimely death in her home in 2005, shortened her mission to empower and strengthen the GLBT community. The Wanda Alston House seeks to carry on her work and empower young people while providing them a safe place to live free from harm and danger.

The Wanda Alston House is the first and only housing program in Washington D.C. that is solely dedicated to offering pre independent living services to homeless GLBTQ youth ages 16-24. Each young person is assigned a life skills counselor who works each day on issues related to employment/vocational training, housing, and other issues as needed. Each young person is housed in their own room and reside in a house with a advocate with extensive experience with housing and GLBTQ youth issues.

Services Include:
• Individual Counseling
• Support Groups
• Individual Treatment Plans
• Drop In Center
• HIV Prevention Counseling
• Referrals
• Showers
• Laundry
• Life Skills Workshops/Job Training and Educational Assistance
• Computer Lab
• HIV Testing
• Snacks

Please join this group if you wish to receive periodic updates about specific needs of the youth and events related to the Wanda Alston House. To donate please make checks payable to Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc and mail checks to: T.H.E.'s Wanda Alston House, 1414 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20002

We are a 501c3 non profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Group Information

  • 25
  • Youth
  • May 6, 2008
  • English

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