The MENTOR Network

Host Home

host home service

At The MENTOR Network, we help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in private, family homes—known as Host Homes—where they can participate in the everyday activities of family and community life. Individuals in our Host Home program receive personalized support from nurturing Host Home providers, who we call “Mentors.” We use the term Mentor because the people who open their homes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities become so much more than just care providers; they are advocates, teachers, friends and family.

The MENTOR Network pioneered the Host Home model—sometimes referred to as the “Mentor model”—more than three decades ago. Our proven model leads to successful outcomes and powerful relationships that change the lives of those we serve, as well as the lives of our Mentors. For our payors and public partners, the Host Home model provides a reliable, affordable, quality-focused solution that eliminates the need for capital expenses and the worry of ensuring continuity of direct care staff.

Host Home services may include:

  • 24-hour home-based support
  • Whole life planning
  • Life skills development
  • Activities of daily living management
  • Case management
  • Family support
  • Transportation
  • Medication management oversight
  • Diagnostic assessment
    of functional abilities
  • Individual service planning
  • Structured activities
  • Community integration
  • Program evaluation
    and continuous quality improvement
  • Advocacy services
  • 24-hour on-call support
  • Respite

Individualized Services and Personal Choice

individualized service host homeOur Host Home program begins with a highly personalized matching process and focuses on personal choice. We look at the interests, skills and personalities of individuals and Mentors in order to create that perfect match—one that leads to a meaningful, long-term relationship.

Every individual in our Host Home program is actively involved in planning their daily routine and the services they need to be successful. Backed by our clinical experts and experienced human services professionals, our Mentors provide individuals with personalized services and countless opportunities to take part in the everyday activities of family life.

Contact Our Staff

The Network is proud to have provided thousands of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with new opportunities to learn, grow and achieve their dreams.

Contact your local office to learn more about The MENTOR Network’s Host Home program.

Become a Host Home Provider

Interested in welcoming an adult with disabilities into your home? Visit to learn more about becoming a Mentor.