An important component of Harbor Hope Center’s Host Home Program is mentoring by Host Home providers and other volunteers. At-risk students often come from families where poverty, illness, and substance abuse are complicating factors. We believe that housing is the first step toward security. Having caring individuals providing a relational pathway to success is the next step toward long-term thriving.
In certain cases, these youth have been abandoned. A lack of parental oversight takes its toll on these children. The challenge of parenting is often complicated by other significant factors like poverty, illness and substance abuse. Harbor Care Center works to provide counseling, meals, transportation, clothing and relational support that leads to successful student outcomes.
Today our society suffers from a fatherless epidemic. Forty-three percent of children in the US are brought up in fatherless homes. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 90% of homeless and run-away children come from fatherless homes. A child living in a fatherless home is at significantly increased risk to homelessness and other serious problems.