Working with youth
For youth aged 14-26 at-risk of or experiencing homelessness, a shelter is not always the best option. A better option would be a program in which people are in a supportive, safe, and comfortable environment.
In Host Homes, youth are provided with:
Basic needs (food, shelter, water...)
A private and safe room to sleep in
Access to amenities and laundry
A supportive adult in the home that can lend a listening ear or some advice
With the stress of housing temporarily removed, youth are able to focus on other needs and work towards more stable living situations. Youth meet with hosts and have the ability to choose whom they would like to live with. Giving them the choice to pick a family they feel comfortable with, is making the environment much more suitable for them.
Providing youth with the opportunity to choose what they want to be working towards will encourage success. The program is designed with a focus on the individual themselves: they set their own goals. The organization's role is to support them while the hosts' role is to provide basic needs and a listening ear.
What's the process to working with Youth?
Youth Referral & Intake