Our host home program serves young people ages, 18-24 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 while they work with a case manager around obtaining housing. A host home is when a young person at risk of experiencing homelessness has the option to live with volunteers from the community for up to six months.
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 potential 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 contact Nicole Guiberteaux; firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 462- 9327.
For additional information about our host home program please visit: http://www.seattleymca.org/Locations/Metrocenter/Pages/Host-Homes.aspx
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