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Host Homes

Who doesn’t love a vacation?

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.

Spots fill up quickly. If you would like more information or trip details before signing up, feel free to contact us.

Host Homes Vacation Guide

  • *The typical ratio for trips is 8 vacationers to 3 escorts, though if there is a need for additional support on a particular trip we will make every effort to accommodate everyone. Any staff support needed above what is currently being offered will require additional costs based on that individual’s needs.
  • The fees for the trips include meals, entry fees, transportation costs and accommodations. The only other expenses during your trip are snacks or souvenirs the participant chooses to purchase. In order to keep prices down, the cost is based on four-person occupancy. That means up to four people may share a room, and vacationers will likely share a bed.
  • In order to ensure your spot on a trip, make sure to turn in your application and deposit as soon as possible. A deadline for a trip may not be until the end of May, but that does not mean there will be an open slot available at that time. If the minimum number of travelers is not met, a trip may be canceled and deposits refunded.
  • For each trip, the traveler is expected to bring his/her state ID, insurance card, medications (properly marked), adequate clothes, proper shoes for the activity, and hygiene supplies.
  • Transportation will be required to and from each trip’s designated departure point.
  • Pre-trip details, including when and where to meet your group as well as what to pack, will be mailed 1-2 weeks prior to your vacation.

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.

Want to learn more?

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 hcharlet@epicci.org or (309) 854-2019.

For more information about being placed in the Host Home Program, please contact Cheyenne Boyer, Placement Specialist at cboyer@epicci.org or (309) 689-3752.