Latin American Youth Center (ASTEP)

Address: 1419 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number: (202) 319-2225
Contact: RocĂ­o Rosa, Admissions Coordinator, (202) 319-2257
Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is located in Ward 1 and is part of the DC Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Expansion Program (ASTEP).

Things to remember for your first visit to the Latin American Youth Center:

  • Treatment is strictly confidential.
  • Bring your proof of DC residency ID.
  • All youth providers accept Medicaid and some accept private insurance. However, insurance is not necessary to seek help,
  • You must be under the age of 21 to seek help from an ASTEP Treatment Center.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

  • In the first appointment, the youth client will have a conversation with a counselor about why he/she is seeking treatment and what services the client may need.*
  • Once the program, which best suits the youth client needs is determined, the counselor will assist the youth in choosing the specific program he/she would like to attend.

*The LAYC provides counseling services in Spanish.

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