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Accelerator YMCA

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Our Host Home program serves young people 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.), complete a background check and attend a training program. All young people commit to program rules, and 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.

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About Accelerator YMCA

Location:

2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

The Accelerator YMCA helps young people be safe, successful and happy by providing a variety of programs that promote success, prevent harm, and enrich lives.

Description

We provide a continuum of high impact programs for young people and their families that prevent harm, promote success and enrich lives. We share our successful approaches with other organizations to accelerate positive impact broadly, and beyond our YMCA.

Some of Acclerator programs include:

Get Engaged and PugetSoundOff programs equip the next generation of civic participants for employment through the development of media and media literacy skills, access to the newest digital technology, a youth art gallery and a thriving online blogging community. Participants have the opportunity to serve on city boards and commissions to further strengthen their voices and impact the community issues that matter most to them.

The Alive & Free Program: empowering youth and young adults to prevent and recover from violence and pursue their true potential

Family Services Mental Health: offering services that are strengths-based, individualized, client-driven, culturally-competent and community-based. Family Services Mental Health's vision is to support the well-being of families and communities, while developing spirit, mind and body.

Young Adult Services: providing opportunities and education, employment and housing resources for young people to set their own goals as they move from foster care or homelessness.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Dependent on VolunteerSeattle, 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 up to 6 months.
  • Must be 21 or older, have homeowner or renters insurance, and live in King County.

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