Serving young people ages 18-24 in King County
The host home program is designed to support young adults who are unstably housed or at risk of losing their housing within King County. The program provides young people with the space and opportunity to build independent living skills, gain stability, develop lasting relationships, and focus on goal attainment by matching young people with a caring and supportive host family.
WHO ARE HOSTS?
Host families are volunteers from the community who willingly offer a room in their home to provide safe, short-term housing to young people who are unstably housed or at imminent risk of losing their housing. Host families must be able to provide up to six months of room and board to a young person, age 18-24 who is working toward stabilization. The Accelerator YMCA will recruit, screen and train all host families prior to a young person being matched.
21 years or older
Live within King County
Has a spare bedroom/private space within home
Pass a background and reference check
Has homeowner/renters insurance
WHO ARE PARTICIPANTS?
18-24 years of age
Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
Lives within King County
Has a case manager
Working toward housing, education, employment or other stabilizing goals.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOST HOME?
Fill out this form, and a staff member will be in touch shortly.
Read this article by YMCA of Greater Seattle President & CEO, Bob Gilbertson.
Please visit our FAQ page for additional information on Host Homes.
Interested in other opportunities to house young people? Check out our Foster Care program!