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The Wanda Alston Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that LGBTQ youth have access to services that improve their overall quality of life. Your donation will help us continue our work to change the lives of LGBTQ homeless and at-risk youth for the better. The Wanda Alston Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Current Project: Emergency Shelter 

The Wanda Alston Foundation is working on creating a safe space for homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth. As summer turns to fall and the weather gets cooler, this space becomes even more important. Existing city shelters are often hostile environments for LGBTQ youth in the DC metro area. We are in the process of opening a second house, an emergency shelter available 24/7 for young people who need a safe space, whether they have been forced to leave their homes or choosing to leave an unhealthy situation. This emergency shelter will fill in the gap between these youth and our current transitional housing program, the Wanda Alston House. In the past year, youth from the Wanda Alston House program have returned to high school and graduated while another has found stable employment and housing. Others have enrolled in college and continue to grow. We ask for your contribution to help us achieve our next goal, the creation of a safe emergency shelter for homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth.

Make a Donation

Please use the link below to make a secure  one time donation using PayPal. We rely on the support of donors like you in order to continue our programs to help DC’s LGBTQ homeless youth.   We appreciate donations in any form.



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If you prefer to donate via check, please send it to:

The Wanda Alston Foundation
1701 Rhode Island Ave NW
2nd Floor
Washington DC 20036

Thank you for your support!