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Host Home Program

Host Home Program

Waypoint’s Host Home Program (HHP) matches qualified youth aged 18 to 24 who are at risk of experiencing homelessness with carefully screened volunteer hosts willing to provide safe housing.

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Referrals for this program come from the Prioritization List in the Coordinated Entry (CE) of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) of NH.

Young people from this list are further assessed by Waypoint. The Host Home Coordinator then recruits and matches a qualified young person to a host who commits to providing housing for up to 12 months. This host may be a natural support already in the young person’s life, or it may be a new community member volunteer. All hosts are screened and assessed and will receive a monthly stipend to help offset the cost of another person staying in their home.

The Host Home Coordinator provides ongoing support to both young adults and their hosts for the duration of their participation.

Eligibility

At-risk transitional age youth aged 18 to 24

Fee

None

Region Served

Strafford and Merrimack Counties

Location

Rochester
Concord

Referral Needed?

Yes, from Regional Access Point

Contacts

Rochester
Joss Birnie
(603) 860-5725
birniej@waypointnh.org
Drop-In Line: (603) 518-4020
Concord
Amanda Woods
(603) 769-0620
woodsa@waypointnh.org
After Hours, Holidays, Weekends: (800) 640-6486

Services

  • Access to shelter in a host home environment
  • Support with basic needs
  • Resource referrals and connections
  • Transportation
  • Supportive counseling and goal planning
  • Host/Guest mediation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Life skills education
  • Problem solving and transition planning
  • Case management

Forms & Documents

Host Home Program Fact Sheet
Host Home Program
(603) 860-5725

Regional Offices

Waypoint has several regional offices throughout New Hampshire. Below are the locations of these offices. If you are looking for specific program contact information, please visit the Programs Overview page or the Get Help page.

Agency Headquarters

Manchester
464 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03105
603.518.4000 | 1.800.640.6486
Fax: 603.668.6260
P.O. Box 448

Concord
103 No. State St.
Concord, NH 03301
603.224.7479

Lakes Region
67 Water Street Suite 207
Laconia, NH 03246
603.524.5835

North Country
25 Main St.
Lancaster, NH 03584
603.788.4172
P.O. Box 188 Conway, NH 03818

Tri-City Region
3 Wallace St.
Rochester, NH 03866
800.640.6486

Monadnock
20 Central Sq., Suite #210
Keene, NH 03431
603.357.8772 

Dover
35 Third St.
Dover, NH 03820
603.742.5662

Nashua
60 Main Street Suite 240
Nashua, NH 03060
603.889.7189

Seacoast
11 Sandy Point Rd.
Stratham, NH 03885
603.518.4002
Fax: 603.668.6260

Upper Valley
63 Hanover St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.298.8237

The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center
27 Burns Ave. 
Concord, NH 03302
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