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Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO) is Marin’s only nonprofit serving homeless teens and young adults ages 18 to 25 who represent 1/3 of Marin’s homeless population.
🎈 TOTAL RAISED $34,500
30% Over Goal of $30,000
YAY! We exceeded our 2020 Homeless Youth Housing Fund Campaign by 30%.
Your caring and commitment to the youth we serve is Changing Lives and Building Youth Leaders and keeping youth “out of the system” to become contributing adults. These monies will help us to comprehensively serve 17 new youth with housing, trauma therapy, employment, scholarships for college, cell phones, dental, eye exams and glasses, leadership opportunities and more for up to 5 years.
Here are a few of the amazing generous investors that helped us EXCEED our Challenge Goal of $30,000 to raise $34,500:
- Fritz and Thorunn Bathelt Fund @ MCF $10,000
- Donald O. and Ronald R. Collins Fund @ MCF $7,500 (which included a $2,500 matching challenge)
- Vic and Corrine Family Trust $5,000
- Lionel Shaw EACH Foundation $2,500
- Molly Kent Schardt Trust $1,500
- SR Harbor Rotary $1,000
- Kathy Woolard $1,000
- Ghilotti Bros $500
- And over 50 additional donors (donations total $5,500)
How AHO Is Helping Its YOUTH During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 YOUTH RESCUE KIT
A 2nd Sponsor is needed for our youth’s COVID-19 YOUTH RESCUE KIT designed by our Youth Leadership Team to protect our youth through the pandemic. 🎈Fritz and Thorunn Bathelt Fund @ MCF has donated $2,500 which will serve half of the 200 youth we serve yearly. We are seeking an additional $2,500 Sponsor for this project. 🎉All sponsor support will be acknowledged and greatly publicized on social media and with the press.
AHO Breaking News
The AHO Project APP is here & going viral!
- Need housing, jobs, dental? Youth can quickly text 415-203-0369 for support and share with friends
- Community Service hours for FUN Youth Projects
- Become a Community partner and share your expertise
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.
Eliminating youth homelessness in suburban and rural communities nationwide using AHO as a model.
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
GRO AHO Initiative
AHO on the Move sharing its successful program model with other counties and communities around the State.
Building Youth Leaders
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”
AHO Youth Connect PSA
In The Press
“Marin Voice: Building bridges between police and young adults” by Cindy Aguilera, Marin IJ
In The Press
“Marin Voice: Homeless youth spearhead free dental clinic for peers” by Larkin Bond, Marin IJ
In The Press
“A preventive solution to youth homelessness” by Christina Herrera, Marin IJ