We would like to start with two host homes. The first type of home is called the Kinship Home. This is where the young adult self-selects the person they want to live with. This could be a friend, coach, or another family member like a grandparent. The second type of home is the Stranger’s Home. This home is where a family or person from the community agrees to be a host. The young adult and host don’t know each other. We match them up by the questionnaire they both fill out.
With both types of homes there's a 30-question questionnaire that the host fills out and then the young adult answers the same questionnaire. Background checks are done on both parties. Depending on the situation of the young adult, their stay could be a short three months or as long as both parties agree it to be.
Once all the forms are completed, verified, and a safety check of the home is done, we will reimburse the host up to $300 monthly to help with their additional expenses. There will be weekly check-ins by our Project Coordinator to make sure everyone is comfortable with the arrangement.
In order to get this project started, we have hired a part-time Host Home Project Coordinator. Her name is Patty Crawford, and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is the second part of our three-tier master plan. The first tier was helping the youth with immediate needs. The second tier is the Host Home Project, and the third tier is to be able to own or lease a house where we can offer young people a place that they can call home.
We are so grateful to all of you for your support. It is because of you that our plans are becoming a reality.