Easterseals Southern Georgia is currently looking for dedicated individuals to become a home provider for children or adults with disabilities. Host homes or life sharing arrangements are a part of the services we provide. The care needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities or who are medically fragile are met through recruitment and training of home providers. Host homes are residential homes for one, or at the most, two individuals with developmental disabilities. The individual with a developmental disability lives with a host family which provides 24 hour per day care and oversight. Individuals become part of a family whether the host home provider is a single person or a married couple. Easter Seals Southern Georgia is licensed by the State of Georgia to as a provider of these services. If you are interested in becoming a host home, contact Tim Barbree at 229-439-7061 for more details.
As a host home provider, Keisha thinks of the individual as a part of the family.
“These people want love. They want to live a normal life with a family, get attention and have fun, go on trips and vacation. I think what if it was me? I would want to live with a family and have a normal life, not in an institution. Everyone has a different story. As humans we have to take care of our own, we have to have compassion and love for human kind. To be a host home you have to love people and want what’s best for that individual. God has allowed me to be of service to someone else, and that fills my heart. “