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.

A HUGE Thank YOU everyone who donated to our Holiday Challenge Campaign!

 

We raised $33,330! Exceeding our Goal of $25,000 by 33% with 26 New Donors

Building Youth Leaders

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

Contact: Zara Babitzke, Executive Director

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO)

zarab@comcast.net

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”
Fundraiser PSA

AHO Youth Connect PSA

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.

Awards

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