Open Your Heart & Home


Become a Licensed Host Home Provider

Experience the rewards of offering a nurturing and supportive family setting for individuals with disabilities.

What all host home providers have in common, is their commitment to opening their homes and hearts to welcome a person with disabilities into their “family”. 

LSS Host home providers are compassionate, caring, and dedicated; they provide a nurturing environment that supports personal choice for an individual with disabilities. A host home provider may be an individual, a couple or a family with children.

Role of a host home provider >

LSS offers on-going support and supervision so everyone feels comfortable and supported as you embark on your new journey together.

Support and training for host home providers >

LSS carefully screens and selects host home providers. Matches are based on mutual interests and compatibility.


Licensing Process

1. Contact LSS Host Homes to let us know about your interest in becoming a host home provider. We can help guide you through the process.

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 2. Become licensed by your county’s Adult Foster Care Unit. Each county has a unique process of becoming a licensed provider. On average, the process of becoming licensed foster home can take 2 – 6 months.

Listing of participating counties >

 3. Once you have your foster care license, you are eligible to subcontract under Lutheran Social Service’s 245b License to become a host home provider.