Host Home Program

 We are not accepting applications for host homes at this time, as we are shifting focus to developing long term solutions to housing.

Host homes are safe, nurturing and supportive homes in the community that welcome youth aged 16-19 that are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.

 

  • There are on average 60-100 youth experiencing homelessness in the AnnapolisValley every night.

  • Youth leave their homes for many reasons most commonly, it is not safe for them

  • Youth homelessness increases the chance that these youth will not complete school, will become victims of crime and exploitation, will experience increased mental and physical health challenges.

  • The cost of youth homelessness, if not addressed, in the community are far reaching including increased costs for criminal justice and health care systems. 

Help a youth step towards a brighter future today. Become a Host Home.

The Process

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What Hosts Provide

- A private bedroom for youth

- Access to food

- Welcoming environment

Hosts will house a youth for varying amounts of time that is determined by the host home from 2 weeks to 1 year. 

Hosts and youth will be able to meet each other before agreeing to a move in. 

Hosts will be able to contact the Community Engagement Coordinator or the youth outreach worker if the youth has needs that arise. 

If you have a spare room or basement suite and you are a safe person, you could be a host home. 

1.

Apply

2.

Meet with Portal Youth Outreach Association Team Member

3.

Screening

4.

Orientation and Training

5.

Ongoing Support

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