The THRIVE! Host Home Network is a program of SHIP of Frederick County.
SHIP of Frederick County believes in the power and positive impact of education that will alter the trajectory of a life. Operating at the intersection of education and homelessness, SHIP works to reduce barriers to academic attainment for youth experiencing homelessness by connecting them to community, resources, youth-centric programming, and advocating for equality in the systems that serve young people.
Alongside THRIVE!, these are two additional programs working to end youth homelessness in Frederick County.
High school graduation is the single most significant predictor for improving socio-economic status and success. Sadly, youth experiencing housing instability face numerous barriers to successful completion of high school.
The New Horizons program helps overcome these barriers for McKinney-Vento youth experiencing homelessness within Frederick County Public Schools, advocating and effectively connecting them to community services which will help to break the cycle of their situation and position them for future success. With a dedicated staff of case managers that conduct Needs Assessments for each student, followed by the co-creation of a personalized service plan with the student that connects them to community services, New Horizons is designed to increase the likelihood of an on-time graduation to alleviate future homelessness.
The Frederick County Youth Action Board is a group of young adults who are currently experiencing or have experienced housing instability or homelessness in Frederick County, Maryland. This leadership platform engages youth and young adults in providing feedback and education from their experiences to further improve services and systems designed to help them.
As part of the YAB’s mission is to educate the community about the realities for youth experiencing homelessness. The YAB has gathered their truths and values which they hold to be true, and which should be adopted for all programs serving youth and young adults.