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    According to national studies, 4,000 youth age out of foster care in California each year, and 65% of these youth leave foster care with no place to call home.

    Our Host Homes initiative will stand directly in that gap as we recruit, screen, and train local Host Home families to provide stable, temporary homes to foster care youth between 18-24 years old who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Host Homes will create a safe place for Santa Clarita area youth at risk of homelessness to build lasting connections and long-term independence.

    By completing this application, you are indicating that you are interested in becoming a Host Home family. We thank you!

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    Part 1: GENERAL INFORMATION

    Preferred Contact Method

    Next, we’ll ask you questions about your residence.

    Part 2: RESIDENCE INFORMATION

    How many other adults are living in your home?

    Other Adults at Home
    Person 1

    Other Adults at Home
    Person 2

    Other Adults at Home
    Person 3

    If more, please enter their information below separated by commas

    How long have you lived in the Santa Clarita area (years/months)?

    Do you have any pets living with you?

    Do you own any firearms?

    If Yes, how are they secured/stored?

    Do you have a valid driver's license?

    Do you have current car insurance?

    Do you have current homeowner’s or renter’s insurance?

    Does anyone in your household

    Smoke

    Consume Alcohol

    Use Drugs

    Please describe the room where hosted youth will stay

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    Next, we’ll ask you questions about your references.

    Part 3: REFERENCES
    Please list three non-relative references who have known you for 2 years or more and can describe your personal and professional capacity to be a good host. Please include at least one reference from past employment or volunteer opportunities.

    Reference 1

    Reference 2

    Reference 3

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    Next, we’ll ask you questions about your preferences to help us match you with the right young adult.

    Part 4: MATCHING
    The following information will help us in matching you with a guest.

    Why are you interested in being a Host Home?

    What would be the ideal characteristics of a youth you’d wish to host?

    What characteristics of a youth would you NOT wish to host?

    Please tell us about your strengths, experiences, skills or relevant things about you that you would like to share.

    Please describe any background you may have with dealing with youth who’ve experienced trauma / foster care

    What languages are spoken in your home?

    Do you practice a particular faith in your home? Please describe.

    Please indicate how comfortable you are hosting a guest who:
    (Choose from a scale of 1 (not comfortable ) to 4 (very comfortable).

    Please indicate how comfortable you are sharing your home with someone who may have extra challenges or differences from you.

    How comfortable are you hosting someone who does not share your views on:

    Religion / faith

    Gender Identity

    Sexual Orientation

    How comfortable are you hosting someone who:

    Has a physical disability

    Has a cognitive disability

    Has a mental health issue

    Smokes

    Uses Alcohol

    Uses marijuana


    Part 5: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    I understand that all Host Homes applicants will be required to comply with and successfully complete the following checks and screenings during the onboarding process.

    - Home safety check
    - Background check
    - Reference check
    - Covid screening (As applies)
    - Proof of homeowner’s or renter’s insurance

    I understand that these checks and screenings are required.

    Lastly, we’ll ask you to review and agree to our policies

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    Part 6: POLICIES

    There are a number of policies that Host Homes participants must agree to in order to be accepted and matched with their guest. Please click on each link below to review the policy and indicate your agreement electronically.

    I acknowledge and accept the Waiver of Liability.
    You can access the Waiver of Liability by clicking on the URL below. You'll be brought to a new browser window, can click on the policy you wish to review and return here to acknowledge your agreement and continue your registration.

    https://finallyfamilyhomes.org/host-waiver-of-liability/

    I acknowledge and accept the Host Home Provider Conduct Policy.
    You can access the Host Home Provider Conduct Policy by clicking on the URL below. You'll be brought to a new browser window, can click on the policy you wish to review, and return here to acknowledge your agreement and continue your registration.

    https://finallyfamilyhomes.org/host-conduct/

    I acknowledge and accept the Photo Waiver.
    You can access the Photo Waiver by clicking on the URL below. You'll be brought to a new browser window, can click on the policy you wish to review, and return here to acknowledge your agreement and continue your registration.