To address housing needs, HYC has implemented a Host Family program. Host homes are a relatively low-cost, community-engaging strategy to address the immediate need without incurring the high costs of operating an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. The host family provides shelter, food and sometimes transportation for youth, while the organization delivers case management services. Placing youth in a home setting allows them to build stronger relationships and interpersonal skills, experience stability in their home life, learn positive life skills that will help them transition to independence, and help motivate them to attain this quality of life in adulthood.
Although the costs associated with providing a host home are significantly lower than the costs of opening and running a shelter or transitional housing, we still need the community’s financial support to provide this program to our students. For a donation of $5,000 annually (less than $420 per month), you can help us provide this service. To sponsor a host family for one of our youth, click here and make your donation of $5,000 or a monthly (recurring) donation of $420 or more. If you would like more information about the Host Family program, please click here, or call 623-374-3747 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.