The AHO Housing Fund is a unique opportunity for homeless young people ages 18 to 25 without family support, resources, or hope to have the financial support for temporary hotel stays and longer term housing for a room in a home or an apartment with their peers.

AHO’s 2016 Housing Fund was able to house 28 young people to have the foundation and stability to continue moving forward on their personalized educational and life goals. 

28% of Marin’s Homeless are ages 18 to 25.

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

AHO Youth Describe Emotional & Physical
Challenges of Being Homeless

AHO “Rock for Homeless Youth”
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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

In The Press

“Sammy Hagar Comes to Aid of Marin’s Homeless Youth” by Paul Liberatore, Marin IJ
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In The Press

“Marin Voice: Helping Marin’s young homeless population” by Larkin Bond, 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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Love & Appreciation

Thank you Marin! We raised $66,242 and reached 42 new donors. We are off to a great start this year!
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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.