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HOST HOMES – THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND HOW…
As an extension of our Safe Place program, the Host Home program functions for local youth, generally 7-18, who are in need of temporary shelter. Host Homes are caring volunteer families or individuals in the community that agree to open their hearts and doors to these youth in need. Often, youth have come to this program as a last resort… before the streets.
After passing our preliminary screening and being placed with a Host Home family, the youth attends school and participates in everyday living with the Host Home family. Youth Connections’ staff stays in regular contact with the Host Home, youth and guardians of the youth to develop an individualized support plan, pursue reconciliation, or other necessary measures. After the agreed upon stay – up to 21 days – the youth is moved to a more permanent housing situation and connected with ongoing community supports as needed.
Any caring household in Johnson or Morgan County can apply to become a Host Home volunteer. We offer support to households in completing their applications, interview and background check process. If selected, you will receive an orientation and training prior to hosting a youth. Visit our Host Homes page for further information and an application.
Contact us today to learn more about this valuable volunteer opportunity. With your help, a safe haven is just a phone call away.
Since July 2012, the Indiana Lifeline Law has provided an additional measure of public safety for alcohol related incidents involving minors. Young adults, under the age of 21, are provided immunity if they seek help in a medical emergency or report a crime. For more information on this law and how it works, click here.
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