Homelessness in King County is in a state of crisis.  Based on All Home King County's Count Us In 2016 Report, on one night in January 2016, 824 homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults were counted.



13% identified as HISPANIC

27% identified as LGBTQ

Legal advocacy can help address barriers blocking a youth or young adult's path to safe and stable housing.  Legal advocacy has a critical role to play in reducing and preventing youth homelessness.


responding to an unmet need: legal services partnership for youth

LCYC and Street Youth Legal Advocates for Washington (SYLAW) collaborated to expand free civil legal services for homeless youth through our joint pilot project, “Legal Services Partnership for Youth.”  LCYC is now providing free, civil legal services to youth, ages 12 -24 years, who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.   Some examples of legal issues we may be able to assist with include: 

Child Custody

Child Protective Services

Consumer Debt





Identity Theft



Orders for Protection

Parenting Plans

Public Benefits

Record Sealing


LCYC is also partnering with YouthCareNexus Youth and Families, Tukwila School District and others to provide timely, direct, onsite services to youth in need.  

what: LCYC legal services intake hours

wheN: Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

where: Youthcare's James Ray Orion Center, 1828 Yale Ave   Seattle, wa 98101

Youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness are welcome to stop by during our intake hours, or submit a self-referral.  Adults who are engaged with youth in need of and qualifying for services may also refer the youth.  Click HERE for the referral form and corresponding instructions.

Si usted está entre las edades de 12 y 24 años y está experimentando o en riesgo de quedarse sin hogar, usted puede ser elegible para recibir asistencia legal civil con LCYC. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Chach Duarte White, marca 206-494-0323 x706 para informarse más acerca de nuestros servicios.

Many thanks to the pilot's primary sponsors,

We welcome your interest and support in these much needed services!   To contribute funds specifically to this project, "Legal Services Partnership for Youth," click HERE.  To learn more about other ways to engage with and generally support LCYC's critical services for youth and children, follow our link to Take Action.


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