The MENTOR Network

Children’s Host Home

special needs foster care

At The MENTOR Network, we strive to offer youth a caring, nurturing place to live—no matter their abilities. The individuals we serve in our Children’s Host Home program—also known as foster care—have a range of intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, as well as complex medical challenges. With a track record of success spanning more than three decades, we specialize in serving youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as young people with dual diagnoses, and we are proud to offer specialized care and ongoing supports in family homes across the country.

Home-based Care and Support

Our Children’s Host Home program matches the young people we serve with dedicated foster parents who we call “Mentors.” With support from our expert staff, Mentors are able to provide individualized services in family homes where children can learn and develop.

Our Children’s Host Home program includes:

  • 24-hour care in family homes
  • On-call support and nursing services
  • Social and communication skills development
  • Life skills development
  • Behavioral support and therapy
  • Medication management
  • Family and community-based activities
  • Case management and individualized service plans
  • Advocacy and assistance accessing community resources
  • Program oversight and quality improvement
  • Centralized referral and intake process
  • Access to our continuum of care and transitions into other services

Our Mentors are carefully screened to ensure that they have the skills necessary to support the child who lives with them. We create matches that positively impact the life of each child, as well as their Mentor. Depending on the individualized needs of the children they care for we offer our Mentors opportunities to enhance their skills and receive assistance with medical equipment and medication administration.

Contact the location nearest you for more information about The MENTOR Network’s Children’s Host Home program.