AHO Season of Sharing
- $20,000 Challenge Grant
Your donation will be
matched $ dollar for $ dollar by our generous benefactors:
FB & MH ($10,000) & Ron Collins
We can’t do
this without YOU!
Stock transfers and/or checks can be sent to:
P. O. Box
2278 Mill Valley, CA 94942 firstname.lastname@example.org 415.381.7173
AHO Highlights from 2014
AHO is Marin’s
only nonprofit providing a safety net and hand up to homeless teens and young
adults ages 16 to 25 to succeed. As of November 1, 2014 of this year, AHO
has successfully assisted a total of 96 homeless youth. An
additional 47 youth at-risk of homelessness (through our outreach
pilot program) were also served.
AHO launched a
6-month pilot outreach program to connect with the most disconnected
homeless youth ages 16 to 25 in San Rafael living in the parks, under bridges
and in the marshes in January. In 6 months, 55 homeless street
youth and 47 youth at-risk of homelessness were engaged and supported by this
program through peer relationship building, art activities, poetry, cell phone
purchases, connection to community services, medical care, food, P.O. Box, and
transportation. AHO also engaged 5 “new" community partners
to our 50-member Alliance for Youth partner network. Those partners
include; the Humane Society, Care Program, Extra Food, SR PD Home Team &
the Downtown Streets Team.
In addition to
the homeless youth served by the pilot program, another 31 “new to AHO”
youth, plus 10 homeless teens and young adults (who have been receiving
AHO’s ongoing comprehensive assistance for several years) were served with
housing support, employment, resume building, job application support, legal
aid, dental care, 2-week work wardrobe, leadership opportunities and more.
GOALS for 2015
your generous support of this Challenge Grant, in the month of January 2015
alone, AHO expects to serve 200 homeless youth through our YOUTH CONNECT –
a project spearheaded by the AHO Youth Task Force Team that created the Homeless
Youth Advisory Council in collaboration with Dominican University, College of
Marin and the County of Marin along with 30 other organizations and
Youth Council’s goals are two-fold; 1) is to assist the county to collect more
accurate data on homeless youth for the January 2015 Point in Time Count
and, 2) to offer youth the main resources they need in one location with
Remembering Max through his years atAHO
You made us smile……..you brought us joy. We miss you!
Max we love you and will hold you in our hearts forever. ~
Click here for more photo memories of Max from age 15 to 21.
AHO Angels of Hope and Opportunity Click here for more photos
AHO Intention Workshop – led by Francois Levannier
Master Spirit Coach, life and business coach, adjunct Professor at UCF
AHO Safe Haven Cottage Drop In Center
Click here to see the Cottage Ribbon Cutting Photos
Voices of AHO Youth
Jimmy Hayes, Age 25
Jordan Atkinson, Age 21
Marquayus Malone, Age 20
ABC 7 San Francisco Cheryl Jennings features AHO
AHO Director, Zara Babitzke
In The Spotlight THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE
"You Have Already Given Me Hope"From: Monica Raggio (age 23)Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010To: AHO ProjectSubject: YOU HAVE ALREADY GIVEN ME HOPE.....
“I just watched some of the videos of you and the other young adults on
your website........I am blown away.
You too were once in our situations.
I am so amazed that you have been able to help many, many young,
struggling adults. I hope I too can be helped. I am very committed to
doing whatever I can to assist you in helping myself. Thank you for you
support. I watched the video of Jimmy and Amy....I love how Amy stated
at the end of the video, "she is like my second mom"–that was very
inspirational. There really is someone who cares for us, ones that have
been abused, neglected, ended up homeless due to different situations
that have come our way, but you take the time to really care about us
and really watch us grow up to be young, mature, responsible adults in
today’s crazy society. It doesn't take anyone with MONEY AND FAME to
help our young adults today. It takes a caring, loving, warm,
understanding, mature, and responsible woman to help our struggling
young adults succeed in today’s hopeless society.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME AND ALL THE OTHER YOUNG ADULTS IN
My heartfelt congratulations to AHO's awesome youth crew Eric, Jonathan, Daveon and Mike who helped dismantle our "Homelessness to Hope" mural exhibit at the Marin Civic Center.
We could not have done this without expertise of Maestro Ron Collins who rescheduled his vacation to Sante Fe to provide the truck and transportation to make this happen. AHO is so blessed! COOL GUYS – GREAT ART! Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity - AHO
P.O. Box 2278
Mill Valley, CA 94942