For those of us privileged enough to live in a warm and caring home environment, we might forget how lucky we are to have a safe place to sleep, a self-sufficient ability to take care of ourselves, and maybe even a loving community of family and friends to come home to everyday. But for lots of individuals in the world, this privilege is unavailable, or has been taken away from them. This is especially true for individuals in the world living with a developmental disability.
While the stigma regarding intellectual and developmental disabilities has dissipated gradually over the past decade, there is still a large population of adult individuals with developmental disabilities who are unable to be fully self-sufficient, and also lack a caring and supportive home environment. Whether they truly have nowhere to go, or their family cannot support their needs adequately, the welfare system in our country for supporting these individuals is also fairly weak, and as result, this population of people suffers to find a safe and supportive space to live their lives. That’s where a host home provider comes in. A host home provider is a homeowner who opens up their home to house an adult individual or individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition to providing a warm and safe space to live in, a quality host home provider will look to support and nurture this individual, providing them the opportunities to learn and develop their own self-sufficiency in a caring environment.
Residential Care Services is a very proud provider of host home services all around Colorado, from Aurora and Boulder, to Northern Denver and Fort Collins. Our network of host home providers are a committed bunch with a penchant for caring, opening up their homes to house a variety of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about what a host home provider provides, and how Residential Care Services might be able to help you.