ConneQT is a host home program that provides LGBTQI+ youth culturally responsive housing within their community of choice. In ConneQT, youth choose which community member they live with and those community members provide housing and food. We know that the concept of sharing resources and taking care of each other is nothing new to queer and trans folx. It has been a cultural practice for many other communities who experience oppression and violence. We want to grow our community of hosts, and strengthen connections with those in community who are already supporting youth through sharing their homes. ConneQT with us!
Become A Host Home
Hosting a youth is a messy a magical experience that is often life-changing to youth and hosts. Learn more about becoming a host home in our programs.
Resources & Support
Are you referring a youth or are a youth wanting to enter the program? Check out our resources. For immediate shelter, go to YSNMN.ORG for shelter bed availability.
Create A Program
Is your community interested in creating a host home program? Avenues consults with communities across the country. Check out our toolkit for resources.
Resources For Hosts
If you are currently a host in our programs, check out these resources or contact our host home program managers for support.
ConneQT started in 1997 at YouthLink and moved to Avenues in 2007. It was called GLBT Host Home Program until recently, when ConneQT became its more contemporary and relevant name. Through our 20 years of experience, ConneQT continues to build on the history of LGBTQI+ organizing, resistance and resilience. Throughout those years, many experiences led ConneQT to dig deeper and make a commitment to center racial justice and intersectional identities.
If you hosted or were a youth in ConneQT, we would love your feedback! Please take Host Feedback Survey or the Youth Feedback Survey to help us improve ConneQT.