Become a Host Home Provider
Host Home Services provides safe, loving homes with intensive support to adults and children who have developmental disabilities. Supports provided vary depending on the needs of the individual and the family. Host Home providers are independent contractors to Marc, specially trained to work with individuals with challenging needs and are licensed through Marc by the State of Arizona.
Marc Support Coordinators recruit, screen and license Host Home providers and assist them with the licensing and training process, working alongside the Arizona Office of Licensing, Certification and Regulation (OLCR). With the help of Marc’s expert staff, Host Home providers are carefully matched with individuals. Several meet and greet events are scheduled between the provider and the individual to ensure both agree with placement. Once placed, individuals become a member of the family, benefit from placement stability, create a meaningful relationship with their Host Home provider and participate in community activities.
Marc believes well-trained and well-supported Host Home providers give the most effective growth opportunities and treatment to individuals they support. Host Home providers must pass 76 rigorous training hours to become licensed initially and must maintain 12 continuing education units annually to remain licensed.
Host Home providers are paid a daily rate for each placement in their home. On average, providers earn around $22,500 annually per placement. These dollars are tax free to the host provider, falling under the foster parent equalization act signed by President Bush. Host Home providers are often empty nesters who have a desire to give back to their community. Some have adult children who are now married or off to college, while others have small children still living at home.
At the heart of Marc’s Host Home program are Support Coordinators who license and monitor the Host Home providers and the individuals they serve quarterly through home visits to ensure compliance and placement satisfaction for both parties. These same Support Coordinators facilitate a team of professionals, chosen by the person served, in the development of the individual support plan. Additionally, the Support Coordinators work closely with Host Home providers to help coordinate a variety of community inclusion activities and available community resources.
To become a Host Home provider you must:
✓ Be 21 years of age or older
✓ Successfully complete a thorough background check and level 1 fingerprint clearance
✓ Own or rent your home
✓ Pass 76 hours of specialized training
✓ Become licensed by the Arizona Office of Licensing, Certification and Regulation
✓ Accept a placement into your home within 90 days of licensing
Host Home providers are often empty nesters who have a desire to give back to their community. Some have adult children who are now married or off to college, while others have small children still living at home. Many work outside the home and work their employment schedule around their host provider responsibilities.
Host Home providers are paid a daily rate for each placement in their home. On average, providers earn between $18,000 and $20,500 annually per placement. Each host can provide services for up to three individuals. These dollars are tax free to the host provider, falling under the foster parent equalization act signed by President Bush.
Being a Host Home provider is rewarding and challenging. When you are ready to take the next step, contact Marc’s Host Home Services at 480-969-3800 Ext. 117 or 119.