We aim to address the housing needs of youth experiencing housing insecurity by providing comprehensive community agency services. We connect youth with caring adults who are willing to temporarily provide safe housing and support.
Homelessness does not define a person. It is just one part of a journey. We are here to help young people navigate.
Youth are resilient, inspiring, and the drivers of their own journey. By providing stability, trusting relationships, and youth-centered support, the pathway to their hopes and desires can become a reality.
There is no one reason why youth experience homelessness; it is intersectional. We aim to understand and address the root causes that create homelessness in the first place. Poverty, discrimination, lack of community resources and role models as well as oppression are some of the many reasons that contribute to the scope of the problem.
When we meet youth where they are, by understanding their journey and their current needs, we can more easily stand beside and support them as they move forward.
Housing insecurity is a slippery slope. The greatest predictor of chronic homelessness is having spent one night in homelessness. By bringing our community together, Next Chapter offers a way to help prevent youth from becoming homelessness in the first place.
We aim to provide youth with the option of staying in their community. From research, we know that youth experiencing homelessness are best supported when they are able to remain in their home communities where they have friends, attend school and go to work. We do our best to help youth maintain the familiar, while linking them to community resources which help to maintain a safe, stable and secure life.
This is a powerful, unique and life-giving opportunity aimed to help someone through a traumatic time in their life. The commitment that you and the youth are willing to make is an intense one and is to be respected. We provide a thorough training program and comprehensive on-going support for the host as well as for the youth. Our hope is that this arrangement will prove to be an incredibly gratifying and empowering experience for all involved.
The Host Home concept has proven to be an outstanding national model for helping youth out of homelessness and into a stable and resource-rich future.
Hosts are provided:
Youth are provided:
This program exists because of agencies doing the good work and because of the generosity and support from our community: folks like you, willing to open your homes, hearts and resources to help a young person in need of safer, more affirming housing.
If you are not in the position to host but would like to get involved, help us promote or contribute financially, please contact us.
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