Host Homes Programs Launched in Los Angeles

Host Homes is an exceptional program that hopefully will lead to the development of similar ventures.  Of course, the key is to inspire volunteers to take action, get involved, and open up their doors. Once people see others changing the lives of these youth, they too will want to get involved.  Ken Slack, a youth participant from Minneapolis, predicts, “It’s all going to be a domino effect to where more people want to help, more youth will get involved, and that’s when the real change starts.”

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Robin Petering
#MyPath50: Finding a Home Within Yourself

Mindfulness meditation and yoga are practices that can be crucial in transforming one’s life. Specifically, these activities address the past and present effects of violence and trauma. Unfortunately, marginalized communities and populations are disproportionately affected by traumatic personal events. Given all of the evidence that supports the benefits of meditation and yoga, Drs. Nicholas Barr and Robin Petering of the research firm Lens Co. were interested in exploring ways to introduce these techniques to such communities.

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Robin Petering