Introduction to the Huntsville Host Home Program (HHHP)

Thank you for your interest in the Huntsville Host Home Program (HHHP) of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. The program and the people behind it share a deep commitment to our communities, our youth and social change — not just through the sharing of resources, but through a transformative and intimate process of sharing our homes and our lives.

Youth in the program will have had the chance to build trusting relationships and create stronger communities.

Being a host is a powerful and unique experience, however, it is not always easy. The commitment you are willing to make in order to be a host volunteer is an intense one, and no less intense than that of a youth who is moving into a host home. Hopefully, it will prove to be gratifying and empowering for both.

We are committed to keeping you informed, being clear about expectations, being up front and honest about decisions made regarding your application, listening to your concerns and feedback, respecting your input, finding the best match for you and a youth, and providing on-going support and training.

Please read carefully the information included. There is an application form, eligibility requirements, and questions to consider before getting started. Once the packet is returned, it will be reviewed, background checks started, and we will set up a time for an initial interview. The program has an Advisory Committee that helps in the screening of hosts. We are committed to doing our best in securing safe and nurturing homes for the youth who need them.

Again, thank you so much for wanting to be a part of this program. It is only through the generosity, spirit of solidarity and commitment of people like you that we are able to offer safe and affirming homes to youth.

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