We are searching for Host Homes to help teens in our community have a safe environment to live. Your Host Home can be temporary, long term or emergency placement, whichever case fits your household and heart. You’ve heard of international student host homes, well…ours is a bit different. Our current and past Host Home providers tell us that their participation in this program is truly a labor of love. It almost has to be. Hosts are unpaid volunteers who open their homes and hearts to youth in need. Being a Host Home Provider is a rewarding experience that can change the lives of the youth that need love and support. By providing them with a safe home and supportive environment you will be helping them reach their full potential. This very act will change your heart and life forever!
In an effort to create positive and beneficial relationships, teens will meet prospective hosts and visit the home prior to placement. TASC negotiates a written agreement or “lease” between you and the teen with rules, responsibilities and expectations prior to placement to ensure that everyone is clear. You set the rules for your household and the youth pledge to abide by them.
To become eligible to become a Host Home, applicants must:
- Successfully pass a criminal background check (This is required for all adults over 18 years living in the home)
- Complete a home visit and have a loving heart
Host Family responsibilities can include:
- Providing room and board that includes a safe, private sleeping space
- Providing emotional support
- Providing transportation for the teen when/if needed or appropriate
- Providing life skills support to teen
To learn more about these opportunities, contact Cat Rosenschein, our Director of Education and Resources.
Mark your calendars for NWA's premier casino charity event in 2019! Get ready for your favorite casino games including poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, and slot machines. Tickets include chips for games, food, and drink tickets. You will have the opportunity to bid on many great items in our silent and live auction, and can win raffle prizes based on how you do at the gaming tables! With Jack Links as the presenting sponsor this year, you can be sure that it is going to be fun and WILD!
Last year, attendees helped us raise over $50,000 that went directly to programs for teens in Northwest Arkansas. This year, our goal is to raise over $70,000, ensuring that no teen in Northwest Arkansas has to go without needed physical, housing, or educational resources and that teens have access to opportunities for educational and career success.
Did you know? This year, our teen moms graduated at a rate of 98%! Teens can and will succeed with access to the opportunities TASC offers them! You can sponsor the event, buy tickets attend, or volunteer! Join us in going All In for teens in NWA!
- $75 Tickets Include:
- $500 playing money for games
- 2 Drink Tickets for beer or wine
- $100 VIP Tickets Include:
- $1,000 playing money for games
- Unlimited beer or wine
Food and Drink:
- Heavy appetizers will be provided for the evening. Slider station, chicken satays, chicken tenders, antipasto bar, and desserts are a few to mention.
- For drink options - each ticket will include 2 drinks with regular tickets and VIP tickets will receive unlimited. For mixed drinks and other drinks not included in your tickets, there will be a cash bar.
Attire for the evening:
Vegas Style. Just like in Las Vegas, you will see all! Come dressed up with sparkles or just a fun night out. Cocktail hour appropriate dress.
Come to have fun! It is a relaxing night of games, food, and drinks surrounded by friends. #DearAdultWorld, it's time to go All In for Teens in Northwest Arkansas!
- $75 Tickets Include:
SILENT AUCTION TRIP EXPERIENCES
Tropical Costa Rica
There is nothing like relaxing in the sun, taking a tram ride through the treetops in a verdant rainforest, seeing wildlife close up, and so much more on your Costa Rica Escape.
Florida Fun for a Family of 4
Enjoy your family vacation of a lifetime in Orlando visiting Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter, and all their friends at Disney and Universal theme parks! On this trip you'll make memories to last forever.
Alaska - The Call of the Wild
Sailing the Inside Passage, you'll discover what life is like at the edge of our vast northern wilderness.
Oktoberfest is all about fun, frolic, and discovering new found friends at the world's biggest and best beer bash! The two of you will explore Europe's most exciting cities as you "drink in" all the joys of Oktoberfest.
San Francisco Wine Country
Jet to the "City by the Bay" for an incredible escape to Nothern California. You'll explore the quaint streets of San Francisco and the rolling hills of the Napa Valley.
Greek Island Adventure
Get off the beaten path and escape to the magical islands of Greece! The soft sands & crystal blue oceans await one lucky couple in our auction.
The Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany
For food, fun and laughter, there's no better place than Tuscany where, on your seven-day trip, the two fo you will see incomparable treasures and art in Florence and learn to be spectacular chefs during your cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen.
The Wine, Wonder and Romance of France
This exciting trip for two has it all...the excitement and beauty of Paris and the romantic chateaux and vineyards of the finest wine region of France!
The Land of Our Faith
Israel of the Old World...and the New. Jerusalem, The Wailing Wall, Galilee, Tiberias and Tel Aviv. Even includes special trip to Masada.
LIVE AUCTION TRIP EXPERIENCE
South African Photo Safari
From sipping fine wines to capturing photos of the heart stopping "Big Five", this 10-day trip to Cape Town and the wild animal preserves of South Africa will be on you'll never forget.
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