SMYAL has compiled a list of community resources and services for LGBTQ youth, their caretakers, and other youth-serving professionals based in the DMV area.
We have also launched a Youth Care Navigation Hotline to help you navigate these resources below. Call into this centralized hotline to be directed to free food access, mental health services, sexual health and wellness resources, supplies, and other vital services during COVID-19.
The hotline will be open from 11 am-7 pm Monday through Friday, staffed by SMYAL staff and youth fellows. Service navigation is also available in Spanish thanks to our partners at the Latin-American Youth Center (LAYC). Youth seeking services in Spanish will receive a call back from service navigators within 24-hours of their request.
Call 202-709-5876 to get connected today!
COVID-19 Resources for Youth, Caregivers, and Families
Curated by SMYAL
If you are a young person in the DMV area between the ages of 13-24 and need help finding food/groceries and essential supplies, applying for unemployment, finding open health clinics, accessing hormones, paying rent, etc. and want to talk to someone who can help you navigate these resources, please call SMYAL’s youth care navigation line at (202) 709-5876!
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Domestic Violence (DV) Resources
Free / Low-Cost Tele-Mental Health Therapy:
Hotlines and Text-Based Services:
Therapy Groups and Resources:
Managing COVID-19 Anxiety: