Becoming a Host Home Provider

What is a

Host Home?

A Host Home is a placement option that is similar to “Adult Foster Care.” A Host Home Provider (HHP) will open up their home to an individual with an Intellectual Development Disability (IDD). Being a Host Home Provider gives you the opportunity to invite this adult to be part of your home and your family.

HHPs are Independent Contractors and are not employees of Horizons. The HHP receives monthly room and board payments from the individual receiving services and is paid a daily rate by Horizons to provide services specific to the needs of the individual. Placements are arranged by matching the needs and preferences of an individual receiving services to an HHP with common interests. Depending on the needs of the individual and the HHP, some homes are family-oriented; some allow for more independent living; some involve a lot of caregiving; and others resemble “roommate” type of relationships.

Regardless of how the arrangement looks, each individual receiving services must have their own bedroom and access to general areas of the home including the living room and kitchen. Up to two individuals can live with a single HHP. The HHP must own or lease/rent their residence.

HHP Responsibilities

  • Twenty-four-hour supervision and/or support, as appropriate to the needs of the individual receiving services.
  • Provide support and assistance that encourages maximum independence and quality of life.
  • Maintain the individual’s health and safety by addressing medical needs, emergencies, or illness in a timely manner.
  • Participate as an active member of the individual’s Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Provide a safe and clean home for the individual.
  • Provide food, basic personal items, household supplies, first aid supplies, and certain medical supplies as required by the Personal Needs Funds (PNF) manual.
  • Make sure the individual’s rights are respected.
  • Provide access to activities of the individual’s choice (movies, planning/making dinner, going out to eat, shopping, team sports, etc.). This includes providing transportation to these activities and functions.
  • Support the individual with money management, personal purchases, and documenting expenditures.
  • Complete required agency trainings and certifications and remain up to date on these trainings.
  • Hire, train, and pay respite providers as needed. When necessary, required training will be made available by Horizons.
  • Complete medication and program related documentation.
  • Adhere to the person’s Service Plan.
  • Obtain and maintain necessary insurance as required by the state including liability, HIPAA, and additional auto coverage.

Application Process

1. Complete a Host Home application (link below) and submit to Madeline Landgren, Adult Program Director, at mlandgren@horizonsnwc.org.

2. Your application packet with be reviewed and a representative will contact you with any questions and to schedule a time to meet with you (“meet and greet”).

3. A “meet and greet” appointment will include a tour of your home, time to get to know each other and to share

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Application Process

1. Complete a Host Home application (link below) and submit to Madeline Landgren, Adult Program Director, at mlandgren@horizonsnwc.org.

2. Your application packet with be reviewed and a representative will contact you with any questions and to schedule a time to meet with you (“meet and greet”).

3. A “meet and greet” appointment will include a tour of your home, time to get to know each other and to share

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information about our program. If necessary, the initial meet and greet may be conducted virtually via Zoom to maintain health and safety during the covid-19 pandemic. We will also ask some questions in an effort to have as much information as we can to support a good match for a long-term placement.

4. Provide documentation of any training that has been completed (i.e. CPR/First Aid, CPI, QMAP, etc)

5. Please note that placement matches are not always available right away. At other times they are needed quickly, or we may have more than one placement need at a time. If we do not have an immediate or pending placement that is a good match for you at the time, we will maintain your application in our active HHP application file and contact you with potential matches for your home.

NEW Housing Opportunity for Incoming Host Home Provider!!

We have an awesome housing opportunity for a Host Home Provider! You could live in a 4 bedroom home in Steamboat II with two individuals in service. You could earn up to $83.950/year for providing services, building new relationships, and making a profound difference!