This manual is a collection of information, best practices, and resources from agencies throughout New York State with expertise in operating Host Home programs. Its purpose is to serve as a guide to both new programs starting up as well as operating programs interested in new ideas for enhancing services to youth. Practical information and materials are included to assist you with the development and evaluation of your program. Programs participating in the development of this manual have provided practical examples of tools that can be modified or used in their current form. Also included in this manual are discussions of important issues and challenges faced by staff, youth and host families. These discussions are intended to: provide education and insight to enhance recruitment of host families; promote training of both staff and host families; and pose problem solving strategies that can be utilized during youth placement and the case management process. (Empire State Coalition) This manual is a collection of information, best practices, and resources from agencies throughout New York State with expertise in operating Host Home programs.
This manual is available in PDF format for $25 through Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family services.
Order it online or send a check made payable to (upon receipt, they will email you a .pdf copy):
Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services
460 west 41st St., Suite C-511
NY, NY 10036