For community organizers

As a youth-serving organization, Host Homes is an ideal program option to add to your existing services.

 

This youth-focused, shelter-diversion program will help with the following:

  • Lessen the stress on already full shelters

  • Keeping low acuity youth out of the shelter system and away from the experiences that come with that

  • Enables youth autonomy with their living choices

  • Enables the caseworker assisting youth in Host Homes to personalize services for young people

  • Reduces strains on youth like having to pay for and worry about attaining basic needs so they can focus on education, employment, training, and health needs

  • Enables you to build a network of Host volunteers to strengthen between your organization and the community

  • The program is very cost effective as already existing infrastructure is being used

Discover above essential information to set up your work of building a Host Homes Program within your organization. The page is structured to highlights keys elements of your work with the youth, with the host, as well as within your own structure.

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Working with Youth

Click below and learn about the steps to organize your work with the youth.

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Working with Hosts

Click below and learn about the steps to organize your work with the hosts.

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Adapting your structure

Click below and learn about the steps to organize your own structure to developing a Host Homes program.