Youth in Crisis

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Host Home Program

You can help make home happen.

The Host Home Program matches LGBTQ young adults in need of housing with volunteers in the community.  Those volunteer hosts open their hearts and homes to provide housing, food, and mentorship to help young adults achieve their goals.

Information for Hosts

Our program is always looking for hosts to help make home happen.  Hosts can complete an application by downloading and completing this Host Home Program Host Application.  Completed applications should be emailed to or call 513-487-7160

Hosting is a big commitment, but a commitment that can have an even bigger impact on the life of an LGBTQ young adult.

Hosts are responsible for providing a private room, food, and mentorship for a period of six months to a year. Beyond slight utility bill and grocery expense increases, hosts are not required to spend money on resources or services for the young adult in their home.  The Host Home Program provides each young adult with funds to help cover the costs of resources or services connected to helping them pursue their goals.

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 training and one-on-one support from the program throughout the time they are involved.

Information for Young Adults

Eligible young adults:

  • Between the ages of 18-24.
  • Self-identify as LGBTQ.
  • Currently experiencing housing instability or have become homeless in the past month.
  • Willing to work with a coach towards their self-defined goals.
  • Do not have an active drug/alcohol addiction, history of violent crime, or any active warrants for arrest.

All young adults entering our program complete an intake with a trained professional to help assess whether the Host Home Program would be a good fit.  Young adults interested in the Host Home Program should contact to request an application.