Structured Day Services
Our structured, activity-based day programs give individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to achieve goals, become independent and be active in the community.
In South Carolina MENTOR’s Host Home program, individuals 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 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs—as well as those with autism and acquired brain injury—become so much more than just care providers. They are advocates, teachers, friends, and family.
Our 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.
Personal Choice and Program Stability
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
- Medication management oversight
- Opportunities to participate in day programs
- Opportunities to participate in community activities
- Advocacy services
- Community integration
- Family involvement and support
- Quality improvement
- 24-hour on-call support for Mentors
With a track record of success, South Carolina MENTOR’s Host Home program has changed the lives of hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities—giving them new opportunities to learn, grow and achieve their dreams.
It’s all About Relationships
In our Host Home program, the goal is not “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:
We also coordinate activities for individuals outside of their Mentors’ homes, offering opportunities for day programs, employment and workshops, as well as dances and celebrations with participants from other South Carolina homes and programs.
South Carolina MENTOR’s Host Home program has proven that individuals flourish when they are able to receive services and supports in a natural home setting. Find out more by contacting the office nearest you.