Alliance Youth Services

Host Homes

Our Host Home program connects unhoused youth and young adults (ages 11-24) in our community with short-term stays with local families in loving Host Homes.


Looking for a mentor? Or you can become one! Youth, young adults, and mentors work together to identify goals, build life skills, and have enriching experiences over a year-long partnership.

Case management provided.


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Stay tuned for more on our upcoming Future Ready programs geared toward building life skills and providing work experiences for youth and young adults in our community.

Celebrating Pride 2023

A Family for Every Child is committed to creating affirming spaces in service to our youth. Our agency celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities through advocacy and allyship. This Pride month we pledge our dedication to acceptance, equality, and awareness.

Affirming Youth Identity Saves Lives

A Family for Every Child (AFFEC) believes all youth, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, deserves a permanent and loving family that acknowledges and affirms their identity.  Affirming a youth’s identity means caregivers help the youth develop positive feelings about their identity, support their  sense of belonging to their identified social groups, and ensure the youth has clear caregiver acceptance.

 AFFEC recognizes LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately represented in foster care and the houseless youth community. The Human Rights Campaign’s most recent youth survey indicates LBGTQ+ youth make up over a third of the almost 400,000 youth in foster care (HRC, 2023). Additionally, LGBTQ+ youth are twice as likely to be unhoused when compared to their peers and make up more than 40% of the unhoused youth population (McKinnon et al., 2023). We are committed to prioritizing youth needs and characteristics in adoptive and host home recruitment efforts and service development.

The CDC reports suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24. Suicide for this age group increased by 52% between 2000-2021 (CDC, 2023, HRC 2023), and youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are five times more likely than their heterosexual peers to commit suicide (Gaylor et al., 2023). However, the presence of an affirming caregiver in a youth’s life reduces the likelihood of suicide by 57% (Price et al., 2023).

Family acceptance saves youth’s lives. A Family for Every Child is dedicated to changing these statistics by supporting affirming families as they care for our diverse community of children.


Links to other Sites

A Family for Every Child Links

Experience after adoption:

Eugene Activites

Prom Dresses for Foster Girls Josephine’s Closet is an Oregon non-profit created to collect and distribute gently-used and new prom and other formal dresses to girls in need in Lane County, Oregon.

For further information, contact Lisa Christon, , or call 541-682-4702