AHO's Success

Over 1,750 young adults are now in stable housing, working 1 to 3 jobs, going to college and “giving back” for the help they have received through the AHO Youth Team youth-led projects.

The AHO Model is Unique

Youth are matched with a caring adult ally coach to ensure access to resources.

Giving Back (Self-Actualization)

Team building through the AHO Youth Team. Designing youth-led projects to bring awareness and funding to AHO.

Leadership Opportunities (Recognition)

Youth are outreach and program advisors, board members and spokespersons of their experience with community and political leaders.

Direct Services (Safety and Security)

Housing support, Employment, Scholarships for College, Counseling, Legal Aid, Financial Clean-Up, Work Wardrobe, Doctors and Dentists


Levels of Housing Offered:
1. Room with a host family
2. Locating a room in a home
3. Finding apartments with peers



  • Preventative
  • Immediate help (24 to 48hrs)
  • Youth DECIDE goals
  • Personalized to each youth
  • Whole person support
  • Comprehensive Resources
  • Support ongoing to 5yrs
  • Prepares youth to succeed
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Community funding
  • Cost-effective
  • Sustainable

Other Programs

  • Not Pro-Active
  • Long waits for help
  • Youth GIVEN goals
  • (Boxed) fixed resources
  • Limited non-flexible support


  • Fixed (limited) resources
  • Arbitrary support cut-offs
  • Sets up youth to fail
  • Diversion activities
  • Public funding
  • Costly
  • Temporary fix