host homes

A young woman sits in a dormitory.

Ask NCFY: How Can I Help Homeless College Students Find Housing During Academic Breaks?
In this new installment of our advice column, we answer a question recently submitted to us via Facebook.

Photograph of Commissioner Bryan Samuels from the video.

Video on Host Homes for LGBT Youth Featuring Commissioner Samuels
A short video from PBS discusses supporting homeless LGBT youth through interviews with one unique family and ACYF Commissioner Bryan Samuels.

Diverse young people hanging out together.

Penny Lane Supports All Children and All Families
Youth-serving organizations that recruit gay and lesbian foster families and volunteers, like Penny Lane, in North Hills, CA, can earn recognition from the Human Rights Campaign's All Children - All Families initiative.

Photograph of a teen with an adult putting a supportive hand on his shoulder.

Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor
Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.

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