AHO has the Gold Seal of Transparency in the Guidestar Directory of Non-Profits

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Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020

AHO has the Gold Seal of Transparency in the Guidestar Directory of Non-Profits.

CA Coalition for YOUTH     24-hour CRISIS HOT LINE     (800) 843-5200

CA Coalition for YOUTH 
24-hour CRISIS HOT LINE
(800) 843-5200

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.

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April 28th to May 23rd
Marin MOCA Museum
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA

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“AHO Youth Homelessness to Hope” Mural Exhibition

AHO 2005-2021 RETROSPECTIVE

The murals have been traveling throughout the Bay Area for the past 8 yearswhere AHO’s previously homeless youth told the story of the metaphors, messages and visionaries they chose to highlight along with the themes of social social, BLM, climate change and the environment embedded in the murals.

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🌟 ANNOUNCING 🌟
AHO Gifts the Murals to COLLEGE OF MARIN

Following the close of the AHO mural Exihibition/Retrospective, and 8 years oftraveling throughout the Bay Area, AHO will gift the “Youth Homelessness to Hope”murals and framed color posters to College of Marin as their permanent home. Thus, leaving the legacy of AHO’s previously homeless youth who created this extraordinary project.

Pictured above: AHO Band “THE HAPPYS” & Zara with Mural Poster

Great News!!
AHO wins the 2020 100Marin Award in Public Health

In case you missed the 100Marin Awards zoom event……..

🎈Please take 3 minutes to view our Winning 100Marin Award Presentation (PDF is attached)

Dr. David Wain Coon, President of College of Marin introduces & nominated us for this Award.

AHO Youth Leadership Team Best Practice Webinar

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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.

Rescue Youth Covid 19 kit

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

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

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”
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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.