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Inspiritus Introduces New Thrive! Host Home Program

Inspiritus, formerly Lutheran Services of Georgia, has launched a new program focused on ending youth homelessness in Atlanta. The first program of its kind in Georgia, the Thrive! Youth Host Home program provides supportive, short-term housing in residential homes for youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness. 

The Thrive! Youth Host Home program creates welcoming spaces for youth experiencing homelessness to live safely in a home setting for up to nine months while they work toward transitioning into permanent housing. The program places special emphasis on being inclusive and supportive of youth who identify as LGBTQ and youth who have aged out of foster care. In addition to housing, youth in the program will receive ongoing support, including education and employment assistance and other case management services. Youth referrals will be coordinated through City of Atlanta’s coordinated entry system. 

Inspiritus is currently seeking compassionate individuals and families in the Metro-Atlanta area who are interested in opening their hearts and their homes to youth experiencing homelessness.  Individuals who would like to learn more are invited to attend an open house at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (2089 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307).  Registration is not required.

For more information on getting involved with Thrive! Youth Host Homes, visit  weinspirit.org/thrive or contact Inspiritus Youth Host Home recruiter Fran Patrick at fran.patrick@weinspirit.org

Katie Voelpel
Author: Katie Voelpel

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