Illinois MENTOR Community Services

What is the Host Home program?

At Illinois MENTOR Community Services, 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 Illinois MENTOR Community Services’s Host Home program, 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 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 Illinois MENTOR

Founded in 1989, Illinois MENTOR Community Services is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers in 35 states. As a Host Home provider with Illinois MENTOR Community Services, you’ll be part of a national community of caring while receiving support from your local MENTOR family.

A Perfect Match

The Revers family was matched with Mason, a young man who had been living in a group home with other adults with developmental disabilities. They knew right away it was a good match.