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2019 Holiday Challenge Grant

AHO Youth Homelessness to Hope

$25,000 Matching Holiday Challenge Campaign

DEADLINE: January 31st, 2019

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Goal $25,000
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Contact: Zara Babitzke, Executive Director

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO)

LOOK for AHO on GG Transit this Fall

Thank you Sponsors!
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28% of Marin’s Homeless are ages 18 to 25.

AHO is Marin’s only non-profit helping these youth.

About AHO
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO) is a 501 (c) (3) organization designed for youth, by youth, for the future of youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Since its inception in January 2005, AHO has been leading the way in addressing the growing trend of youth homelessness in Marin County, Greater Bay Area and Sacramento, CA.

AHO Vision
Eliminating youth homelessness in suburban and rural communities nationwide using AHO as a model.

AHO Mission
To provide young adults ages 18 to 25 who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness a trained life coach, the essential resources and leadership opportunities to become financially self-sufficient contributing adults

Historic Town Hall Forum

THINK DIFFERENT: A Preventative Approach for Homeless Youth

Produced by AHO Youth Team of previously homeless youth

Hosted by Senator Mike McGuire

Marin jail $78,000 /yr        Source: Captain Navarro MC Jail 2017
San Quentin $75,560 /yr   Source: LA Times June 4, 2017
AHO safety net $1,000 /yr
AHO Youth Describe Emotional & Physical
Challenges of Being Homeless
AHO “Rock for Homeless Youth”
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In The Press

“Marin Voice: Building bridges between police and young adults” by Cindy Aguilera, Marin IJ
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In The Press

“Marin Voice: Homeless youth spearhead free dental clinic for peers” by Larkin Bond, Marin IJ
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In The Press

“A preventive solution to youth homelessness” by Christina Herrera, Marin IJ
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Youth Stories

“Zara has helped me a lot. She cares from her heart and will do whatever she can to help you. That’s what she did for me.”
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The Cottage

Our Drop-In Center for homeless youth and location for youth task force meetings, meetings with host family members and many other AHO activities.

Youth Team Projects

Uniting young people that were previously homeless, with the goal of designing youth-led projects to foster awareness and bring funding to AHO.


Since its inception in 2005, AHO Founder, Board President and youth have been honored with numerous awards and distinctions.