Skip to main content

Residential Services

What is a Host Home Provider?

A host home provider is someone interested in making a difference in the lives of others and having the satisfaction of owning your own business. The responsibilities as a provider include providing meals, transportation to appointments and other activities, assisting with daily living and personal care, medication management and behavioral supports. Becoming a provider also gives you the opportunity to provided companionship and the opportunity for the individual to participate in social activities in their community.

Apply to Become an Independent Contractor/Host Home Provider

Step 1: Review the Independent Contractor/Host Home Provider Requirements
Step 2: Fill Out Your Initial Application
Step 3: Complete Your Independent Contractor/Host Home Provider Application Packet


Independent Contractor/Host Home Provider Requirements

In order for your application to become a provider to be considered, you must meet at least the following criteria:

  • Able to pass a Criminal Records check
  • 21 or over
  • Live in a home that meets HUD, State and DDRC/QLO standards
  • Have the financial resources required to open and operate the home
  • Successfully complete the Basic Training Course and first aid/CPR
  • Maintain professional liability insurance and automobile liability insurance as required by law
    → Visit Care Association
  • Understand what it means to be an Independent Contractor/Host Home Provider
  • Understand and follow state regulations around providing services as an Independent Contractor/Host Home Provider
    → Visit CO Secretary of State
  • DDRC Portal
  • Contribute
    • Donate to DDRC
  • Stay Connected
    • Spread the Word:
    • Join the Conversation: