Hotels for the homeless (No charge)

Off the streets, with hot food to eat

Photo of Naysha Young

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Eligibility: Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Date Started


Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

2. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

We’re solving a great deal of problems, the amount of homeless people on the street, lowering crime related to those who do it to become incarcerated for adequate food and shelter, as well as saving the futures of children who are homeless, and hungry

3. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

Providing the tools they need in order to improve their lives. A place to sleep that is safe and secure. Hot meals to ensure they aren’t hungry. Programs that’ll assist in schooling and or job search and any other programs that may be necessary to get them where they need to be.

4. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

Hypothetically a woman comes in with her two children and they’re hungry, they go to the cafeteria of the hotel and eat which would have a specific 24 hour dining plan and are then checked in to a room with a door that’s locks and allows for privacy, security, safety and comfort. They wake up and the center “hotel” provides a service where we watch children for a number of hours to allow the mother to find work or go to work while knowing her children are secure and safe, she returns and has a job after acquiring the fund she’s needs to support themselves they leave, happy and better.

5. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

In these “hotels” those without homes aren’t kicked out after a certain time and are open all hours (no strict time you have to be there in order to receive a bed or room) meals are included and their would be programs to encourage those without homes to improve whatever their situation is, helping find jobs, schools, whatever is necessary to change their current standing.

6. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

Seeing less people on the streets would allow me to know I’m making a difference

7. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

Talking about it and discussing it with others

8. Future Support: What are the resources needed to make your vision a reality?

Team members are definently necessary to make this a reality, funding and sponsorship from anyone who could possibly donate supplies such as mattresses, furniture, kitchen ware etc and food.

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc) (8)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Communities of color
  • Disability community

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Social media

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Photo of Selma N

Your project is truly amazing and inspirational! My project RISE (Refugee International Support Effort) is working towards distributing creative outlet items throughout refugee camps in order to instill hope and mental well being. We should collaborate to bring homeless refugees both creative supplies for their mental health and basic supplies (such as food and shelter) for their physical health as well. Please feel free to contact me!
My email is:

Photo of Claire Fallender

Hi Nayasha, You show a great deal of empathy and compassion in how the hotel idea is designed -privacy, safety, security and support for the homeless person to have peace of mind while they seek employment or take care of important things. (The childcare part is very interesting.) It might be good to talk with some of the organizations serving homeless families and even local business leaders to think through how you might sustain this kind of work financially. Very inspiring!

Photo of Tony

Hi Nayasha,

Great job taking action to provide valuable and comprehensive shelter to people experiencing homelessness in your communities. I particularly like your emphasis on flexibility and providing people shelter regardless of the time they come in or their current situation. Everyone deserves to be treated with and live with dignity. I think you could perhaps think more about how you plan on funding this project and ensuring that it can operate on a financially sustainable basis.

All the best,

Photo of Cooper Ferguson

This is an amazing idea! There is a lot of potential for this to really make an impact!

Photo of Diomonte Jean

This is a awesome idea Naysha Young  I would really like to discuss more on this and future collaborations with @Hotels for the homeless
(No charge)
  & Community Warriors Project 

Photo of Naysha Young

I’d love too!

Photo of Arun

What a great cause and the idea! I love your creativity. I am from California and would love to connect our ideas. I have an idea also benefiting poor neighborhoods (LiftPack) and making diagnosis more affordable through Nano Sensors. Would like to hear your thoughts.

Photo of Natalie Laky

This is such a unique and caring idea! I'm so glad people like you are having these great ideas to help the homeless. Often, homeless people might be in a situation that was out of their control and it's so important to show compassion, like this project does. Bravo!

Photo of Destiny

This is great! I would love if we could collaborate once this idea come into fruition.

Photo of Ezra Bram

Dang. I can totally see the need for this and can relate to your idea on many levels. I've tried to imagine practical ways to house the homeless, and I really think you're on to something! I can't wait to see where this goes! Awesome idea.