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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.
Safe Place + Teens
If you have questions about some of life’s tougher topics, we’re here to help. Click here to read honest, straightforward discussions about the things that aren’t talked about at school.
If you can’t find the answers you need here, find the Safe Place near you and talk to us. Or, talk to someone else — don’t forget about the people in your life who want you to open up to them:
- Friends or relatives
- Teachers or guidance counselors
- A minister, rabbi or priest
- Your parents
In Johnson & Morgan Counties, call or text 317.727.2571 to connect with a local Safe Place representative who is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
More than two dozen Hoosiers under the age of 21 have lost their lives due to alcohol poisoning since 2004. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if bystanders had sought medical attention.
The Indiana Lifeline Law provides immunity for some alcohol-related offenses, subject to certain conditions, to Hoosiers who request medical assistance for themselves or someone else for an alcohol-related health emergency. For more information, visit www.indianalifeline.org.
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