California MENTOR

What is the Family Home Agency program?

At California MENTOR, we believe everyone deserves to live in and be part of the community they call home. For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, however, that opportunity may be limited. That’s why our partners at The MENTOR Network pioneered the Host Home model more than three decades ago.

In our Host Home program, also known as Family Home Agency (FHA), adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in private family homes with dedicated caregivers who we call Mentors. We call them Mentors because they are more than care providers—they are teachers, advocates and family to the individuals they welcome into their homes. As a Mentor, you will receive 24/7 support from our experienced team of professionals, skill development opportunities and the reward of making a difference in someone’s life. Plus, the bonds of friendship you create can last a lifetime.

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Become a Mentor Host Home Provider

You can make a difference for an adult with developmental disabilities and help them live life to the fullest in family settings. Open your home and heart to someone in need by becoming a Mentor.

About California MENTOR

Founded in 1997, California MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers in 35 states. As an FHA provider with California MENTOR, you’ll be part of a national community of caring while receiving support from your local MENTOR family.

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Richard, a man with developmental disabilities, never knew anyone could care so much about his happiness or success until he met his Mentor Lee. With Lee’s support and friendship, Richard has been able to pursue his dreams of getting his associate’s degree and being a stand-up comic.