About ConneQT, Our Host Home Program

Our host home program is youth-driven, meaning you decide what's the best option for you. Hosts are screened and trained community members who have a spare bedroom and are able to share resources with you. Our host home program supports marginalized youth. All of our host homes are LGBTQ or allies.

Host homes provide housing and food while you figure out your next steps. Avenues staff will work with you, and your host home, to make sure the process is as comfortable as possible. We'll connect you to resources like housing, education and career support, and more while in the program.

Our program supports LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 for up to a year.  It can take 3-6 months for someone to move into a host home.

If you are a youth wanting to get into the program, or a youth worker referring a youth, call (612) 968-1672 or email for an application and referral form.

We recognize that you are coming to us out of a ‘need’, not necessarily a ‘want’. We hold that recognition with respect, compassion, and solidarity. We promise to do our very best to share this part of your journey with you in ways that are supportive, but also rooted in our commitment towards a more just world . Thanks for taking this leap of faith with us. We look forward to getting to know you.
Avenues team