The MENTOR Network

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

As one of the first home- and community-based providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the country, The MENTOR Network and its partners were at the forefront of the deinstitutionalization movement that took hold in the 1960s and 1970s. We’ve helped individuals of all ages who have spent their lives in institutional settings build rich, meaningful lives in the community of their choice through services including host homes, group homes, day programs and vocational supports.

We believe that personalized services and meaningful relationships can have a life-changing impact, and we see that in action each day. Our services for people with disabilities deliver meaningful outcomes that positively impact lives. The Network offers decades of experience, strength and stability that allow us to deliver individualized services to those we serve.

A National Organization with a Local Touch

The MENTOR Network is a premier health and human services provider offering an array of high-quality services in programs across the country. We are able to support our local programs with the resources, expertise, technology and systems of a national organization. We have a proven track record of successfully welcoming providers of services and supports to individuals with disabilities to our organization and are committed to delivering a positive experience—for you, your employees and the individuals you serve.

We currently provide services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 22 states. We have welcomed many of these programs into The Network through acquisition and have seen the difference that a shared mission to improve quality of life for people with disabilities has made in their lives.

Responding Quickly to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we worked quickly to protect the safety of the people we serve, as well as our employees, and minimize disruption to services so that individuals could continue receiving services throughout quarantine. Staff continue to take precautions to keep those in our care and our team members safe, implementing protocols consistent with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments and our internal COVID-19 Task Force. We provide PPE including surgical and N95 masks as appropriate to help protect the health of those we serve and our employees.

The MENTOR Network has shipped 1.3 million masks per month across more than 3,000 locations nationwide.

Throughout the pandemic, staff across the country have gone above and beyond to ensure that individuals received the physical, emotional and medical supports they needed during a challenging time. Nurses have advocated for medical care, while others have received training from the state so they could administer COVID-19 tests to fellow team members and individuals we serve. In our residential programs, staff have found fun, creative ways to help individuals adjust to the changes in their routines.

As the pandemic continues to impact our communities, we continue to implement protocols consistent with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including:

  • Daily health screenings and symptom monitoring
  • Masks
  • Handwashing
  • Regular cleaning and sanitizing of care settings

To learn more about The MENTOR Network’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Info Center.

Our Stories

Tammy spent most of her life in a hospital. Capable and highly independent, she found life there difficult. Tammy felt more like a patient than a person. She yearned for a home of her own where she could be more independent. “Every five minutes they gave me medicine,” she said “I didn’t like the hospital at all.” Finally, after more than 30 years, Tammy found the home she always wanted. More Stories