Home Host program
Room One has launched its Home Host program to provide safe, stable housing options for youth and young adults in the valley and is offering a series of meetings to acquaint the Methow community with the effort.
“A host home is a community-based option for youth and young adults who are currently experiencing housing instability or who are unsafe in their current living situations,” according to a Room One press release. “Informally, Methow Valley community members have been providing safe places for young people to stay when the need arose. This [Home Host] program is designed to help support those who are doing this in a more formal way.”
Room One scheduled a series of community conversations to share more about how host homes have been working in rural areas. In addition to Room One staff, members of the organization’s youth advisory board will share from their experiences what it looks like to creatively navigate safer spaces in the Methow. The final community meeting is at the Jupiter restaurant in Winthrop, on Thursday, June 9, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 997‑2020.
‘Cultural Futures’ information
Inspire Washington, a statewide program to promote the future of Washington’s cultural sector including science, heritage and arts, will host a free informational meeting on “Cultural Futures” on June 13 at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse in Winthrop, starting at 5 p.m.
In the recently concluded legislative session, $50 million was allocated to support the post-COVID recovery of cultural businesses (both for-profit and nonprofit) with operational grants through the Cultural Futures program.
Inspire Washington staff will be touring the state, visiting communities to explain the new program and how cultural businesses and organizations can take advantage of it.
To register for the free event in Winthrop, visit www.inspirewashington.org. For more information, email email@example.com.