What is a Host Home? What does Roots do?
Holy Tubesocks, Batman! This is all really confusing!
We know! That’s why Roots and Case Managers exist! Also, adults that aren’t able to make informed decisions for themselves might have a guardian to legally help them make those decisions. At Roots we will always do our best to help explain everything. Please, just ask if you want clarification or education on anything!
I’m REALLY interested in being a Host Home Provider! This website and it’s glorious rainbows have totally convinced me!
Please, email Michelle Sharman at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about being a first time host home provider! We want to make sure that you have as much education as possible about what being a Host Home Provider entails! We are always willing to answer any specific questions you may have as well.
I’m the guardian for a developmentally disabled adult that is on the DD waiver and I REALLY want them to have a Host Home through Roots!
Great! Contact your Case Manager (in Mesa County that is usually an MDS/Mesa Developmental Services case manager) and tell them you wish to change residential services providers. Also, feel free to contact Michelle Sharman at email@example.com to get this process going, as an existing HHP will need to be evaluated and certified to be a Roots HHP, or a fitting HHP will need to be found to match your person’s needs. But always start with the Case Manager! They will be in charge of all the paperwork and official agency changing.
Why Choose Roots?
Not only do Roots staff have decades of experience working with developmentally disabled people, we are compassionate and person-centered to our core!
We make sure that we help support people to meet their dreams; be it to get a job in the community, own a pet, have a Facebook page, visit their friends, or what time of day they want to take a bath. We want to help people learn to advocate for themselves and have success in all aspects of their lives. Roots wants DD individuals to be in charge of their services and be able to make informed choices instead of passive participants who’s lives are run by the support team.
Roots everything talked about here and more! We are also building a community of host homes that support each other, individuals that mentor each other, staff that make lasting and deep connections with the people they care for, and connecting those roots to an agency system designed to support EVERYONE.
We want to take your special skills and talents and add them to our rainbow crew!