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

Host home family profiles >


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

Support for host home providers >>

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.