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Hope House
Youth Action Board

JOIN US!  The Hope House is building a Youth Action Board (YAB) to help us end youth homelessness in the Shenandoah Valley.  Our YAB will support our work by evaluating our existing Rapid Rehousing for Youth program and making informed proposals for necessary improvements.  The youth sitting at our YAB will be paid for their time and expertise.  

Member Recruitment will be open through Summer 2023, with an expected start date of October 1.

Teenagers

We are searching for young people between the ages of 18-26 living in the Shenandoah Valley who want to contribute to ending youth homelessness in our community.  We believe that your voices are integral to creating successful programming, and we need your help! Community members who have been Hope House clients in the past and others who have experienced being unhoused, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and BIPOC community members are encouraged to apply.

YAB members will be asked to:

  • Step into a leadership role

  • Help build the values and mission of the YAB

  • Commit to contributing meaningfully to once monthly meetings 

  • Evaluate our existing Rapid Rehousing for youth program

  • Develop proposals for necessary program improvements

  • Provide ongoing support and guidance throughout program implementation

  • Dedicate a 2-5 hours of time to YAB activities each month

YAB members will be provided:

  • A monthly stipend for their time and expertise

  • Transportation support for YAB participation

  • Leadership and mentorship opportunities

  • Hope House staff support and oversight as needed, including meeting space, supplies, resources, etc. (this group is designed to be led by youth and supported by professionals)

  • Snacks and refreshments for all YAB meetings and events

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOPE HOUSE OF THE SHENANDOAH AND OUR YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD?

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