HOST HOME PROGRAM

HOW 

IT

WORKS

BECOME A HOST HOME

The Host Home Program matches homeless youth in need of housing with volunteers in the community.  Those volunteers open their heart and home to provide housing, food, and mentorship to help the young adult achieve their goals. 

 

To find out more information about hosting a young adult, please contact Kerry Staircase Youth Services (231) 843-3200 or via email at kterryn@staircaseyouthservices.org

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WHAT IS A HOST HOME​?

HOMELESS

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Host homes are an innovative way to respond to the growing need for transitional housing options that are safe and supportive for youth.

2

HOW DO I BECOME A

HOST HOME?

  • Complete a brief questionnaire 

  • Authorize background check

  • Schedule simple home inspection

  • Arrange to meet the youth

  • Sign contract 

  • Youth moves in

  • Receive bi-weekly stipend payments & ongoing support from Staircase professionals

3

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Staircase staff works to ensure that evaluations are completed in advance to make sure the placement is a good fit for both the host home and youth.  We are here to help you along the way.

​WE'RE SEARCHING FOR MENTORS, WE NEED YOU!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
(231) 843-3200
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Our program is always looking for hosts to provide housing.  Hosts are responsible for providing a room, food and mentorship for a period of up to 18 months.   

Hosting is a great way to make a difference in the life of young adult as well as get connected to the community you live in.  Hosts receive one-on-one support from the program throughout the time they are involved, as well as a bi-weekly stipend.

To find out more, contact Staircase Youth Services by calling (231) 843-3200 or email kterryn@staircaseyouthservices.org