As a host family, you will get the privilege of sharing in a youth’s life and walking with them towards change! With the support and training of the Coffee Oasis, you can open your home to a youth and provide life-altering stability, support, and hope. Your home will give a youth the safety and security they need as they gain skills to become independent and self-sustaining.
Each host family will be trained by the Coffee Oasis and matched carefully with a youth and with a relief home—a family that provides housing for a youth for up to 2 weeks at a time when the primary host family is unable to host the youth or needs a break. With the support of The Coffee Oasis, the host family will provide stability to the youth as they gain the skills and resources to become independent and self-sustaining.
The Coffee Oasis provides:
– A 24/7 crisis text line for emergencies
– Regular communication, quarterly check-ins, and support from the Host Homes Supervisor
– Training and education regarding sharing a home with the youth
– $150 monthly stipend for the host family
– Resources, guidance, and mentorship for the youth
A 13-25 year old youth that the Coffee Oasis has had an established relationship with for a minimum of three months and is actively seeking employment or attending school.
- 13 – 25 years old
- Pass a WATCH background check
- Provide two character references
- Be responsible for their own transportation, hygiene items, laundry detergent, clothes and personal effects (Oasis Centers and Case Managers can assist youth with many of these resources)
- Attend regular case management meetings
- Attend school or pursue employment
- No drug or alcohol use while with host family
- Volunteer 15 hours/week @ The Coffee Oasis (5 hours/week if employed or in school)
A family or single adult at least 21 years old who has a spare bedroom in their home and desires to welcome an Oasis Youth into their home—like family—for a minimum of 6 months.
- Host be at least 21 yrs. old
- If Host Family has kids, then two parents need to be present. If Host Family does not have kids, then home owner can be a single adult with the same gender as the youth.
- Pass a WATCH and CPS background check
- Establish personal home guidelines
- Private bedroom with bed for the youth
- Pass a house safety inspection
- Insured under WA state approved home owners insurance