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Become a Host Family and Give a Homeless Teen Hope!

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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Youth Connection

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Become a host family with Homeless Youth Connection (HYC) and make a lifelong impact on a homeless teen.

Make a difference by hosting a homeless teen from Flagstaff this year. Volunteers are needed to host students, ages 13 - 21, who are enrolled in Flagstaff high schools and experiencing homelessness. Volunteers can meet with the student beforehand to confirm that they are a good fit for their home!

Host families provide food and shelter, while HYC delivers case management services. Host families receive a monthly stiped to help offset expenses! The host family would offer safe and stable housing for the youth until the end of the academic year. Host families ensure that homeless teens don't have to drop out of high school due to a lack of safe housing!

HYC host families come in all shapes and sizes! Single parents or adults, two-parent families (with or without children), and retired couples all make incredible host families for HYC youth.

There are thousands of homeless high schoolers in Arizona. Are you ready to be part of the solution and make a difference in the life of a homeless teen? Sign up today to become a host family for a homeless teen in your own community.

623-374-3747
info@hycaz.org
hycaz.org
https://www.facebook.com/HomelessYouthConnectionAZ
https://youtu.be/B-nU30eS_3c

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About Homeless Youth Connection

Location:

9950 West Van Buren Street, #114, Avondale, AZ 85323, US

Mission Statement

HYC’s mission is to eliminate barriers to graduation for homeless youth and create lasting solutions for a successful future through community support and increased awareness. Our vision is that homelessness will not limit a youth’s opportunity for a successful future.

Description

There are more than 7,400 homeless youth, grades 9-12, in Arizona. Nationally, 75% of homeless youth drop out of high school. HYC aims to support unhoused youth so they can stay in school and graduate. If a homeless youth does not have to worry about where they are going to sleep that night or where their next meal is coming from, they can focus on staying in school and earning a diploma. HYC serves homeless youth ages 13-21 who are attending local high schools in Maricopa County and Flagstaff, Arizona. Youth are provided with basic necessities, case management, housing, life skills coaching, and opportunities for employment to ensure they have the resources to stay in school, complete their education, and have a chance at a brighter future.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(35.1816,-111.667)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training

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