Become a Bridges Host Home
You might be familiar with what a foster parent does. But did you know there's a program that helps young adults transition from foster care? Bridges is a unique opportunity for you to mentor a young adult between the ages of 18-21 and help him or her make a smoother transition to independence from foster care.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bridges?
Bridges is a voluntary program available to young adults who left foster care in Ohio at ages 18-20 and who are in school, working, participating in an employment program or have a medical condition preventing them from going to school or working. The program provides guidance and support as they transition to adulthood.
What is a Bridges host home?
Bridges helps young adults in the program find somewhere safe and affordable to live. They can choose from many different housing options. Host homes are a housing option where a supportive adult agrees to provide safe and stable housing to a young adult in their home.
What does it mean to be a Bridges host home?
There are 2 types of host homes:
In-Home: A supportive adult allows a Bridges participant age 18-21 to stay in their home and provide safe
and stable housing.
Supportive In-Home: A supportive adult allows a Bridges participant age 18-21 to stay in their home and provide a safe and stable housing. They also agree to take an active role in teaching the young adult crucial life skills.
Is there compensation for being a Bridges host home?
It varies depending on host home type.
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