Become a Host Home Volunteer!

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Accelerator YMCA

  • 4 people are interested

Our Host Home program serves young people ages, 18-24y/o who are at risk of homelessness. Many of the young people we serve are attending college or have full time employment but are unable to afford housing. We are seeking volunteers from the community to support young people in need of temporary room & board (6 months maximum) while they work with a case manager around obtaining permanent housing. Host families are volunteers from the community who willingly offer a room in their home to provide safe space for a young person.

Young people involved in the program have to be working with a case manager toward stabilization goals (completing education, obtaining housing, increasing income, etc.), they complete a background check and attend a training program. All young people commit to program rules, create and sign agreements with the host family.

Host families must be 21 years of age or older, have a spare bedroom or private space within their home, pass a background and reference check, have homeowner or renters insurance and live within King County. Host families are also asked to complete a home inspection and training program.

The host and young person are able to meet as many times during the matching process to determine if they are a good fit for one another. If you are interested in the program or want to learn more please respond to this opportunity. This is a great way to make a direct impact on a young person's life. Homelessness is at an all-time high in King County and many of those people are young adults who just need a little support and stability. Please consider being a host!

2 More opportunities with Accelerator YMCA

Advocacy & Human Rights Children & Youth Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Dependent on Volunteer GroupSeattle, WA 98104

(47.60155,-122.33234)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Hospitality
  • Child Advocacy
  • Relationship Building
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • A participant can live with a host for 6mo maximum
  • Must be 21 or older, Must have homeowner or renters insurance, Must live in King County

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