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Each year our Host Homes program provides affordable vacation opportunities to encourage people with disabilities to explore the world around them. Participants get to enjoy a much-needed break while hanging out and seeing the sights with their friends. Our goal of the vacations is also to promote independence, respect, and cooperation among peers. Whether a stay-cation or out-of-state adventure we have something for everyone.
A Natural Home Setting to Empower People
EP!C’s Host Home Program assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in finding a home designed to encourage independence in the least restrictive environment. We match adults of all ages to host families in the communities of their choice. Participants are supported in a home setting allowing them to become immersed in both community and home life.
Host Home providers and individuals are matched according to likes and similar ideals. All host homes are visited 3 times monthly to ensure the homes are safe and the needs of the people we support are met. Host Home providers receive training in health and safety, implementation of service plans and person-centered services. This ensures a quality relationship of support and guidance while providing the least restrictive environments possible. Providers are people who are looking to make a difference in the life of a person with disabilities from within their home.
Person-Centered Care with Host Homes
Through our Host Home program, participants are given a more individualized support system to help them reach their full potential. For the last 35 years, our diligence has helped our program grow to become the largest Host Program in the state of Illinois. Our success has allowed us to grow and provide services to over 12 counties in areas such as Galesburg, Springfield, Swansea, and more.
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If you have questions about becoming a Host Home Provider, please check out our FAQs by clicking here.
Ready to start the process of becoming a Host Home Provider? Click here to start filling out your application.
For more information about becoming a Host Home Provider, please contact Hilary Charlet, Community Options Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 854-2019.
For more information about being placed in the Host Home Program, please contact Cheyenne Boyer, Placement Specialist at email@example.com or (309) 689-3752.