Connecting adults willing to temporarily share their home with youth/young adults, ages 16-24, in the five county Grand Traverse Region
The many questions surrounding COVID-19 create unique challenges for placing young people in host homes. With the economic turmoil growing, we are surely going to see a rise in the need for stable housing. During this time, we are actively recruiting and training hosts for future placement. Please contact us.
LEARN ABOUT THE HOST THE HOST HOME EXPERIENCE.
Meet Liz, Ayriel and Josh, three youth who have benefitted from living in a host home. Hear parts of their story woven together with the voices of hosts Anne, Amy and Kerrey, who tell about their experience hosting youth.
This enriched our lives and our children's lives! Many of the young women benefitted from having this program in their life."
"By taking care of these young women who didn't have a place to live, we were part of the community solving an important problem."
"With an agency involved, we were never alone. There was always someone to call if we had an issue."
"It added to our family in a very safe way; we have wonderful memories of this time in our lives."
Trish and Greg Feibing
Hosted young women in downtown Traverse City for 20 years
"We cared for our youth participant and gave him a place of stability and structure with a routine. By offering care and supportive expectations, it seemed to make a difference for this young man"
"He never missed a day of school"
Laura and Bob Otwell
Traverse City Hosts of the Host Home Program
"Living in a home that was apart of the host home program was so much more than a roof over my head. A host home meant I could focus on school without home stressors; it gave me peace of mind knowing I didn't need to worry about where dinner would come from. But more importantly, it gave me the safe space I needed to work on my family relationships."
NMC student, community volunteer and former
youth participant in the Host Home program
Homelessness is hard to recognize.
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