Posted on Dec 02, 2020
Today our club heard from Tony Compton (Director of Communications @ 360 Communities) & Stephanie Plaster (Program Manager @ The Link).  Their topic was about a program that supports Dakota County homeless youth called Host Homes.   The Host Homes action team is made up of volunteer community members, service providers, and members of the faith community.  The Link supplies youth to the YMCA and the YMCA will match the youth to a Home.  We learned that 51% of the 16-24 yr old homeless are couch hopping and the rest are hard to find as they fly under the radar.   That on any given night, an estimated 6,000 Minnesota youth and young adults experience homelessness with only around 100 youth shelter beds.  We also heard of success stories and that kids want 1. Safety 2. Security 3. Love.
See the photo for more information on how you can help.   Thanks Tony & Stephanie for your presentation and work with Host Homes!