Youth Homeless Action Initiative (YHAI) Contact Form

It is the vision of the Youth Homeless Action Initiative (YHAI) to use our lived experience to collaborate and work as a community to end youth homelessness.

If you are interested in serving on this board, please complete the form below and check out our Facebook page.

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Are you currently enrolled in school?
Do you have children who are currently in your care?
Will you require childcare to be able to participate in YHAI-related meetings?
Tell us why you'd like to join the Youth Homeless Action Initiative.
What do you hope to gain from being a YHAI member?
Check all that apply.

Since the Youth Homeless Action Initiative will be making decisions on ways to better serve youth experiencing homelessness and youth who are unstably housed, it is important for us to understand your experiences and identify what committees and/or opportunities that might be best suited to your expertise. Please note you are encouraged to self-identify what work you would feel most comfortable with participating in regardless of answers provided. These answers will only be shared with a small group of people reviewing the application. Please select Yes or No for each question.

Have you ever lived on the streets/in a car/in a tent/in a barn/etc?
Have you ever stayed at a shelter?
Have you ever couch surfed/been doubled up in someone else's house/apt?
Did you ever live on your own, without an adult to care for you, before you were 19?
Have you ever lacked a safe place to live?
Have you ever been a state ward?
Have you been on probation (juvenile or adult)?
Have you experienced a failed adoption?
Have you ever run away from an unsafe home?
Have you aged out of the child welfare system with no place to live?
Have you ever experienced human trafficking?
Have you ever been the victim of sexual exploitation?
Do you identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or other Person of Color)?
Do you identify with the LGBTQIA+ community?

You do not need to have any special experience to be accepted. We just want to learn more about you. Please share any work or leadership history. This includes volunteer work, school programs and social or recreational activities.

Can you commit to the following:

Regularly scheduled YHAI meetings?
Actively participating in breakout groups or being part of a committee utilizing your lived experience and lived expertise within a selected group?
Contact an adult ally or fellow YHAI member if you are unable to attend a meeting?

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