The Host Family Program enables adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) to live in the community in a private home with a family. This model is similar to foster care in which a family owns or rents a home and contracts with Envision Unlimited to provide housing and support in their home. No more than two individuals with I/DD and a total of six persons may live in the home. Envision Unlimited provides host families with:
- Ongoing training
- A monthly stipend
- An average of 20 hours of respite care per month
- Two weeks of paid vacation
- 24-hour on-call support
- Medication and medical management oversight
All individuals in Envision community living have a person-centered plan, and host families are an integral part of each person's support system. Individuals are generally enrolled in a day or work option during the week. Each home must be licensed for host family placements and Envision Unlimited staff will visit several times per month to ensure a successful placement.Interested families must have a vehicle to accommodate the needs of the individuals. Efforts are made to match families with individuals, taking into consideration the preferences of both the individual and the host family.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, you may contact Latonia Everett at 773.569.5159 or LEverett@envisionunlimited.org.