The Promise House Project works to promote and advance the dignity and safety of ALL housing insecure and homeless youth, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community, through barrier free direct service, advocacy, service infrastructure, and housing support.
PHP has been at the forefront of changing the conversations around youth homelessness in Toledo, Ohio. Since 2014, we have led efforts to raise awareness about youth homelessness and housing insecurity. As of the 2016 data provided by the Ohio Department of Education, 3,392 students in Toledo have been identified as homeless or housing insecure. That is more housing insecure or homeless teens than in Columbus, Cincinnati, or Cleveland.
You can BE THE DIFFERENCE in the life of a young person experiencing poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
Promise House's values inform our approach to serving homeless and housing insecure youth in our community.
These values are:
Integrity: We do what we say we will do and we do it the right way.
Equality: We believe that ALL people are equal and deserving of equal rights, dignity, respect and opportunity.
Diversity: Our differences strengthen us and draw us closer as a community.
Excellence: We challenge ourselves to do the best that can be done in the interest of the youth we serve.
Adaptability: We meet the changing needs of the youth we serve as a community.
Family: We support youth and family reunion based only upon what is in the best interests of each youth we serve.
Optimism: Everyone has the capacity to grow and to contribute to the community when supported and given opportunities.
Respect: We treat everyone with respect.