HOST Housing

Do you live with a supportive adult and wish to remain with them?

The host family model will provide a safe, stable environment that will support and nurture an existing relationship that you have with a caring, supportive adult. This is a housing program which is designed to support you and your relationship with your chosen HOST in a family-like setting.

Program Eligibility

This program is available to current foster youth ages 18-21 (Non-Minor Dependents).

Host families are identified as:

  • A caring and supportive adult who has a pre-existing relationship with the participant
  • An adult committed to supporting the participant in a family like setting
  • A comfortable living environment with certain expectations and oversight of the participant

Long term and lasting relationships are essential to the success of a Non Minor Dependent. Through this innovative approach to transitional housing, young people experience stability, live in an environment that mirrors an intact family, increase well-being and avoids the possibility of disruptions in housing.

Program Benefits

Non-Minor Dependent Benefits

  • $500 monthly stipend
  • Increase independent living skills
  • Support in goal attainment and emotional wellness
  • $50 monthly savings received at exit

HOST Family Benefits

  • $500 monthly stipend to host family
  • Access to program staff 24/7
  • Monthly check-ins
  • Training
  • Crisis Intervention
  • In Home services

Referral Process

  • Non Minor Dependent, Host Family, and Social worker agree that host family is a good fit for youth
  • Social Worker completes county referral and provides potential host information
  • Potential host family and youth are interviewed by YFS
  • YFS offers contingent acceptance to participant and potential host
  • YFS initiates background checks on all adults in the home and certification of residence
  • Upon receipt of background clearance and approval of home inspection, a final acceptance is offered

Contact Us

For more information about our HOST housing program, email [email protected].