Housing Solutions for Young Adults 18-24
Are you interested in helping us end youth homelessness in the Shenandoah Valley?
Check out our new Youth Action Board!
We are searching for young people between the ages of 18-26 to help us meet this goal. The Hope House is offering paid positions on our Youth Action Board to provide important feedback that will improve our Rapid Rehousing Program for youth experiencing homelessness. Check out the link above for more details.
Ways to Help
Rural LGBTQ+ youth face myriad challenges as they come of age in their families and communities. Hope House provides connection to rapid rehousing and rental assistance for young adults ages 18-24 who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness. Ensuring housing stability for these youth is an important first step in helping them navigate their independence.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants are unaccompanied youth ages 18-24, not living with a parent or guardian, who are experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness. This includes "couch surfing" with friends or relatives. Priority is given to youth who identify as LGBTQ+, but the program serves youth in this age regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants must reside in Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, Rockbridge County, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bath County, Highland County, Rockingham County, or Harrisonburg.
Referrals and applications are now open. To get started, access the application here.
For questions and more information:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call/text the Hope Line at 540-245-3321.
The Shenandoah LGBTQ Center provides case management as well as optional life skills programming to help youth learn to work with landlords and employers, take good care of their health, navigate personal relationships, and develop a resilient support network.
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development - Housing Trust Fund (DHCD)
Valley Community Services Board (VCSB)
Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta & Waynesboro (CAPSAW)
Our clients currently need:
Soap/Body Wash (including masculine scents)
Cotton swabs (Q-tips)
Shaving cream or gel
Donations can be placed in the donation box in the lobby of the Masonic Building,
13 W. Beverley St., Staunton
Most of our clients have no furniture when they move into their new apartment. Most needed items are usually:
Beds (any size)
Coffee tables/End tables
Small dining sets
New sheet sets and towel sets
If you would like to donate any of these items, please EMAIL US at email@example.com and we will try to match your items with one of our clients.
We may be able to pick up items from you, but are limited in regards to transporting large items.