3.6 Using Host Homes to Shelter and House Youth


Conference Presentation | July 23, 2013

Files: Using Host Homes to Shelter and House Youth by Edward J. SanFilippo (PDF | 315 KB | 8 slides) Host Home Model: More than Just a Place to Stay by Jessica Clark (PDF | 1.64 MB | 16 slides) Avenues for Homeless Youth by Deborah Loon (PDF | 873 KB | 12 slides)

Host homes have been found to be a good solution for both the emergency and longer–term housing needs of homeless youth. Presenters will discuss how they are using host homes in their communities. They will also help workshop participants explore whether or not this strategy would work for them.

  • Jessica Clark, Youth Advocates of Sitka, Sitka, AK
  • Elliot Kennedy, The Trevor Project, Washington, DC (Moderator)
  • Deborah Loon, Avenues for Homeless Youth, Minneapolis, MN
  • Edward SanFilippo, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC