Host homes are safe, nurturing and supportive homes in the community that welcome youth aged 16-19 that are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.
There are on average 60-100 youth experiencing homelessness in The Valley every night.
Youth leave their homes for many reasons most commonly, it is not safe for them
Youth homelessness increases the chance that these youth will not complete school, will become victims of crime and exploitation, will experience increased mental and physical health challenges.
The cost of youth homelessness, if not addressed, in the community are far reaching including increased costs for criminal justice and health care systems.