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An AbleLight Host Home Provider and a woman with a disability smiling together

There are more than 6.5 million people in the U.S. with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). Right now, 70% of them are living with an aging parent or caregiver with no plans for the future.

What will happen to them when there’s no one left to care for them?

Host home programs for people with disabilities

Host home programs are a housing model where people in the community open their doors to a person or people with developmental disabilities and offer them a safe, loving place to call home.

Note: host home programs go by different names in different states, including Life Sharing (Minnesota); Shared Living (Kansas); and Family Home Agency (California)

“It makes me feel overwhelmed with joy and love and accomplishment, but also humble at the same time. It makes me feel very proud to know I helped do that, I helped make a difference.” – Colleen, Host home provider in Colorado

A better life for all

Host home programs provide a wealth of benefits, both for the people served and the providers.

For the people served, living in a family setting often means a more customized level of support, as well as increased involvement in the community. For the providers, a competitive, tax-free income and the flexibility of working from home are two major perks.

But more than anything else, it’s the relationships that make all the difference. Ask any of our providers and they’ll tell you the same thing—the people they serve become like family.

“There’s a lot of people out there that need our love, our attention, our home. They need families. And I know there are other people like me with hearts that can do this. Just by loving and caring, you can change people’s lives.” – Bea, host home provider in Colorado

Work from home. Earn money. Change a life.

Interested in learning more about becoming a host home provider? Download this free resource for more details, including info on how to get started, how to support people with disabilities, and how AbleLight will support YOU—every step of the way.