The Accelerator YMCA Home Host Program is seeking church partners. The program serves young people ages 18-24 in King County who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 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 they identify with.
Host families are volunteers from the community who offer a room in their home to provide safe, short-term, and supportive housing to young people who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Host families provide up to six months of supportive services to a young person, age 18-24 as they work toward stabilization. More importantly, young people have the chance to develop new and meaningful relationships with caring and supportive adults, allowing young people to create and expand their community. The Accelerator YMCA will recruit, screen and train all host families prior to a young person being matched.
Contact Nicole Gulberteaux at 206-462-9327.