Richmond Youth Host Home Information Session
Thursday, August 22, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Children's Home Society (4200 Fitzhugh)
There are hundreds of homeless teenagers in Richmond area public schools who are struggling to earn their diplomas and become successful, independent adults. There are also college students who have nowhere to stay over their breaks and holidays.
The youth- and young-adult focused programs and agencies listed below have joined together to create the Richmond Youth Host Home Program. This centrally organized program will place students in volunteer host homes and provide ongoing guidance for both the family and student. This program is currently in its early (but exciting!) stages; frankly, there is such a need for respite, temporary, and long-term host homes that we must move forward – with your help.
Change the World RVA
Children’s Home Society, Possibilities Project
St. Joseph’s Villa, Youth Rapid Rehousing Program
Great Expectations, Reynolds Community College
John Tyler Community College
If you are interested in becoming a short- or long-term host family for a high school or college student, please join us for a 1-hour information session on Thursday, June 6. If you would also like to attend the training workshop for host families, please complete the preliminary application and registration using the link below.
Our next Host Home Training Program will be held on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The training will be an interactive and engaging combination of workshops, panel discussions, and conversation. Please join us and share with others.
Thank you for considering this opportunity. The stability of a home can change everything for a young person. At the training, you will hear stories about the power of HOME. We hope you can join us.