What is a host home?

Through host homes, Lutheran Services Carolinas helps adults who have been classified with an intellectual/developmental disability or a traumatic brain injury. Host home caregivers are qualified individuals or couples who are willing to open their homes and provide support.

Host home caregivers are trained and supported by LSC staff to provide care in their homes. They are expected to encourage the individual needing care to be involved in the everyday activities of the family and community life while providing training in daily living, social, and vocational skills.

LSC staff provide training to the host home families and 24/7 on-call support so that professional guidance is available when it’s needed. Host homes receive compensation for these supports.

Applicants must complete an application , interview, background check, on-site review of their home, and training in order to become a host home family.

I would like to learn more about being a host home caregiver in North Carolina.