California MENTOR

What is the Family Home Agency program?

At California MENTOR, we believe everyone deserves to live in and be part of the community they call home. For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, however, that opportunity may be limited. That’s why our partners at The MENTOR Network pioneered the Host Home model more than three decades ago.

In our Host Home program, also known as Family Home Agency (FHA), adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in private family homes with dedicated caregivers who we call Mentors. We call them Mentors because they are more than care providers—they are teachers, advocates and family to the individuals they welcome into their lives. As a Mentor, you will receive 24/7 support from our experienced team of professionals, skill development opportunities and the reward of making a difference in someone’s life. Plus, the bonds of friendship you create can last a lifetime.

Now is a critical time for many individuals with disabilities in our community, and you can begin your Mentor journey with us from home. Our team is available for virtual meetings and phone calls to discuss any and all questions you may have about how to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at home! To learn more, call 855-MENTOR2 or fill out the form below.

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Featured Video
Family Home Agency at a Glance

See what it means to make a difference as a Mentor in the California MENTOR Family Home Agency program. Mentors open their hearts and homes to individuals with developmental disabilities and are teachers, advocates, and friends to the people they help.

About California MENTOR

Founded in 1997, California MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers in 35 states. As an FHA provider with California MENTOR, you’ll be part of a national community of caring while receiving support from your local MENTOR family.

Dynamic Duo

Richard, a man with developmental disabilities, never knew anyone could care so much about his happiness or success until he met his Mentor Lee. With Lee’s support and friendship, Richard has been able to pursue his dreams of getting his associate’s degree and being a stand-up comic.