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Reverse Host Homes
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Reverse Host Homes:

Supporting Individuals in Their Own Homes

While most individuals supported by host homes live in the provider’s home, LSS Host Homes also supports Reverse Host Homes: when the provider moves into a home owned or leased by the individual looking for support and/or their family. 

If the person supported or their family owns the home, LSS recruits a provider that is interested in moving in. In some cases, the provider might already be known by the person supported and their family. Otherwise, LSS supports recruitment through outreach and matching activities.

Once a match has been made, then the provider can begin the adult foster care (AFC) licensing process. The provider and person supported would need to have a lease agreement with the provider’s name on the lease, which is required for them to get their AFC license. While the licensing process is underway, we work with the provider on enrollment and training activities so that once their AFC license is received, they can begin providing services as a Host Home provider.


Contact Host Homes to learn more about Reverse Host Homes


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Reverse Host Homes: Samantha

Itasca County

Samantha is an outgoing person who loves to be around people and involved in activities. She is artistic and loves doing crafts. Her new provider would support her with hobbies like crafting, shopping and other activities in the community, like going to movies, garage sales and trying new things. Samantha also loves cooking new recipes and menu planning.

Read more about Samatha's story