May 26th, 2023
Becoming a host home provider is a rewarding journey of caring for an individual with intellectual disabilities in your home. In a world where compassion and understanding are often in short supply, opening our hearts and homes to those in need can make a lasting impact on individuals and allows them to live in their communities.
What does host homing entail?
With the help of the individual’s team, you would help the individual stay safe and happy in a community based placement. Each individual’s needs vary, but may include help with meals, taking their medications, engaging in community activities, help with their activities of daily living (i.e. clothing, hygiene, showering, etc).
What can I expect with placement?
Our residential managers will work with you to help find a placement that will be successful in your home long term. You will have the opportunity to complete meet and greets with the individual and/or their team members, ask questions, and review documentation outlining their needs. Once a placement is found, our residential team will support you with all the pieces such as: setting your home up to be accessible, completing individual specific training regarding behavioral, mental and physical health needs, and preparing for moving day!
How do I get started?
You can apply to become a host home provider through Sample Supports by visiting our website and filling out the application for your area. Once we receive your application, one of our residential managers will contact you to begin the process. We are here to walk you through each step of the process which includes, background checks, comprehensive training provided free of charge, and documentation required for individuals to be placed in your home.
Becoming a host home provider is a powerful way to contribute to your community and make a difference in the lives of those in need. By providing support, and compassion, you offer individuals living with disabilities a chance to live and thrive in their communities.
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