Everyone deserves a home

Our Host Home program helps homeless youth in Humboldt County attain stable housing and break the cycle of homelessness.

Volunteers in the community open their homes and their hearts and “host” youths in need for 1–12 months, providing them with housing, stability, and mentorship.

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Serving youth ages 18–24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

This includes youth who are living in a car, staying with friends, couch surfing, aging out of foster care, etc.


Have an extra room? You can make a difference as host!

Without your help, there will be one more youth without a safe place to sleep. Learn about the hosting experience and how you can make a difference in a young person's life.

  • Everyone has a say, every step of the way. Both youth and hosts get to decide whether to move forward with a placement, and everyone works together to set shared rules, boundaries, and expectations prior to moving in.
  • We're here to help—24/7. Home Grown is committed to supporting our hosts through comprehensive training, conflict mediation, 24/7 crisis response, and voluntary monetary assistance.
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A life-changing experience for both youth and hosts

Listen to current and former youth and hosts describe their experiences in Host Home programs around the country: