It’s really hard to admit when we need help.

We’re really proud of you for taking this step, and we’re so glad you found us.

Are you between the ages of 18-24? Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community? Are you currently experiencing housing instability or homelessness because of your sexual orientation or gender identity/expression? Are you looking for a place that will welcome and accept you for who you are and help you get moving toward living independently? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’re in the right place.

First, if you are in immediate need of housing today, we suggest contacting one of the emergency shelters in our community. More information can be found here: Are You Experiencing Homelessness? — Indy CoC or you can call 211 and ask for emergency housing/shelter options. Trinity Haven does not have immediate housing available, as both of our programs have an interview process before placement. We can certainly continue to work through the application process if you are eligible and interested in our programs; but we want you to know up front that we do not have emergency or immediate housing options at Trinity Haven.

Trinity Haven’s Host Homes Program is for youth ages 18-24 who live in Indianapolis/Marion County, and it was created specifically for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, though it is also available to youth who are not LGBTQ+. We help match you with an individual or family in our community who will open their home to you for up to six months where you will live while you work toward becoming independent. For more information about this program, watch this video:

If you are interested in our Host Homes Program, please call YouthLink at 317-699-1994. Referrals for our Host Homes Program are accepted through the Coordinated Entry System of Indianapolis, accessible through YouthLink, the youth services navigation team for the City of Indianapolis’ Continuum of Care. They will talk with you about your situation and let you know what options are available, including our Host Homes Program. Here’s a chart that shows the process.


Are you more interested in Trinity Haven’s Transitional Living Program? It is a shared housing option available for LGBTQ+ youth/young adults who are ages 18-24 and who are residents of Indiana. In this program, you would live with up to nine young people who are all trying to move into independence too. You would live together, creating community, learning from each other, and working hard to achieve your goals. 

Please note: this is a program, and you are expected to work it. This means participating fully, to the best of your ability. In your interview, we will ask you how you are going to show up for yourself. What does that mean? In this program, it means doing the following things, at minimum:

  • Attend the House Circle every week to give/receive updates about the house and program.
  • Meet with the Director of Programs at least every other week to check in on your progress and any concerns you might have.
  • Meet with the Youth Engagement Specialist at least every other week to work on your Personal Plan for Independent Living – that’s your roadmap to achieving your goals.
  • Participate in the community events and activities as organized by the Community Building Specialist. 
  • Enroll in school or a training program, get a job, or both!
  • Take care of your health and wellness so you can thrive.
  • Do your assigned chores every day, your laundry once a week, and keep your room clean.
  • Follow the golden rule – treat others the way you would want to be treated. Kindness matters!

Here’s a chart that shows the process. Or, you can learn more about the Transitional Living Program in this video:

If you are interested in our housing programs, please fill out this form. We will get back with you within 48 business hours.


Transitional Living Program