Become a Mentor
As a Mentor, you’ll help an individual with disabilities thrive as an active part of the community. You’ll be making a difference and creating bonds of friendship and family that can last a lifetime.
In REM Nevada’s Host Home program, adults and adolescents live in private family homes with dedicated caregivers who we call Mentors. We use the term “Mentor” because the people who open their homes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities become more than just care providers; they are advocates, teachers, friends and family.
Our Host Home program begins with a highly personalized matching process. We carefully select our Mentors and ensure they have the skills needed to support the individuals we serve. In partnership with our Mentors, the individuals, and their families, we develop Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) and continually adjust service plans as individuals reach new goals or their needs change.
Customized Support for Individual Needs
Every individual is actively involved in planning their daily routine and the services they need to be successful. Our Host Home program includes:
- 24-hour support in family homes
- Life skills development
- Opportunities for community activities
- Family involvement and support
- Advocacy services
- Community integration
- Opportunities for day programs
- Medication management oversight
- 24-hour on-call support for Mentors
- Quality improvement
It’s all About Relationships
In our Host Home program, the goal is not just making a placement. We focus on making a match between the individual and Mentor, which provides the foundation for a lasting and enriching relationship. These relationships—built in natural family settings—are what make our Host Home program a success.
Backed by our clinical experts and experienced human services professionals, our Mentors provide individuals with personalized services and countless opportunities to take part in everyday activities of family life, such as:
- Learning new skills
- Socializing with family and friends
- Managing household chores
- Discovering new hobbies
- Improving independence
- Participating in community events
REM Nevada’s Host Home program has proven that individuals flourish when they receive services and supports in a natural home setting. Reach out to your local office for more information.