Stepping up to provide a home to a young person can be deeply rewarding experience:
“I say that she’s ‘my bonus daughter,’ and then they kinda look at me like ‘What?’ And then I explain, ‘She’s one of my daughter’s friends that needed a place to stay…and she’s staying. We love her.” – Barb* on hosting her daughter’s classmate
But it can also be overwhelming:
“How do I set these boundaries that ‘If you’re not in treatment, you’re not going to be able to stay with me forever?’ I don’t know how to have that conversation with him. So support around that would be good … for both of our sides.” – Denice* on hosting her best friend’s son
Let us help you make your home a HOPE Home!
“I would love help. I would love some guidance. I wouldn’t mind working under a psychologist or a psychiatrist, because their situation is unique.” – Jason* on hosting a youth he met through church