Host Home Program

"We also want you to know, no matter what, that there are people in this world who care about you and want to see you succeed."
Excerpt from a Host's Application Letter

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 heart and home to provide housing, food, and mentorship to help the young adult achieve their goals. To find out more information about hosting download our Host Home Brochure.

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Information for Hosts:

Our program is always looking for hosts to help make home happen.  If you would like to become a host, please contact dstultz@lys.org for more information.  

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

Hosts are responsible for providing a private room, food, and mentorship for a period of up to six months.  Beyond slight utility bill and grocery expense increases, hosts are never required to spend money on resources or services for the young adult in their home.  The Host Home Program provides each young adult with program 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.  You can learn more about our host training by viewing our Host Training Calendar.

Information for Young Adults:

Eligible young adults:

  • Are between the ages of 18-24
  • Self-identify as LGBTQ
  • Are currently experiencing housing instability or have become homeless in the past month
  • Are 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 dstultz@lys.org to complete an application.