Host Home Program

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. 




Meet with Portal Youth Outreach Association Team Member




Orientation and Training


Ongoing Support

Host Home Experiences Around the World