What We Do

The Wanda Alston Foundation is the only housing nonprofit in Washington, DC 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.

The Wanda Alston Foundation consists of two transition housing programs which provide much needed housing for homeless LGBTQ youth in the nation’s capital. The programs provide not only a safe place for youth to live, but also includes life skills training and links to other social services.

We also offer the Capacity Building Assistance Program which helps community allies better understand and work with LGBTQ youth.

Our organization provides temporary housing to LGBTQ youth in need through our transitional housing programs, Wanda’s House and Alston’s Place. The programs are named after DC resident Wanda Alston, a LGBT activist whose goal of empowering the LGBT community was cut short by her tragic death.

The Wanda Alston Foundation seeks to carry on the work of its namesake by providing LGBTQ youth a safe place to live while offering services to prepare them for the future.

Learn more about our programs:

Wanda’s House

Alston’s Place