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Become a Sponsored Residential Provider
Become a Sponsored Residential Provider

Become a Sponsored Residential Provider

DePaul’s sponsored residential providers are committed caregivers who open their homes to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Sponsored residential providers offer person-centered care that engages children and adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities as part of a family. Our sponsored homes provide safe and supportive environments that encourage and protect individuals’ independence, dignity, and personal choice.

DePaul provides extensive training for our sponsored residential providers to prepare them to assist individuals who require varying levels of care. Each provider also receives support and oversight from a dedicated residential coordinator.

“My family doesn’t see disabilities as flaws. Our work with DePaul has taught them to see the good—and I think that’s pretty neat.” – Sheila Camacho, sponsored residential home provider

The process of becoming a sponsored residential provider is thorough and ensures that everyone involved can live their best lives: both the children and adults being served and prospective caregivers.

7 Steps to Becoming a Sponsored Residential Provider

Opening your home to a child or an adult with a developmental and/or intellectual disability allows them to experience everyday life as an active part of your family and gives them the chance to find hope and belonging. To learn more about becoming a sponsored residential provider, call us at 888-233-7285 or fill out the form below. Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

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