A Host Home is a private residence that involves an unrelated caregiver opening up their home to provide housing, meals, assistance and supervision to an adult with a developmental disability. Essentially, they become a blended family while the caregiver provides 24-hour support to the individual living in their home.
One of the key components of Host Home is an emphasis on skill acquisition. Individuals are encouraged and given opportunities to improve in areas such as activities of daily living, health and wellness, money management, self-advocacy and community engagement.
Our Host Home program begins with ensuring the individual receiving services, the caregiver(s) and location are a good match. We look at an individual’s interests, personality and goals and the caregiver’s ability and means to support them in these areas. All caregivers and adult members living in a Host Home must go through an extensive background check and be approved by our agency before providing these services. Caregivers are provided with regular training and bi-monthly check-ins are also implemented to ensure the safety of participants