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.

Attend an Information Session

We offer informative online webinars that you can access in your own home or office.

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Become a Sponsored Residential Provider — Contact Our Staff

Call your local recruiter to learn more about the process of becoming a care provider for an individual with a developmental or intellectual disability who needs you.

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The Thread of Thankfulness

Travis has big dreams. Go to college, study forestry, find a job he loves. He credits his foster home and foster parent Kathy for giving him the freedom to dream those big dreams. Travis was 13 years old when his world turned upside down. He knew his family was dysfunctional. He knew that the drugs […]

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Thankful for Life Together

Compassionate care can change a life. It’s a simple idea that holds power and holds true for Phyllis and Beverly. Beverly has severe autism. When she was welcomed into Phyllis’ sponsored residential home in 2003, she struggled to communicate or show emotion. Phyllis, who had initially welcomed Beverly as a short-term (respite) placement, felt called […]

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Helping Them Heal

Tasha Eaton has always wanted to heal hearts. When she heard about the need for foster parents in her community years ago, she knew she had found a way to do that. What started as a foster journey quickly became an adoption journey. Tasha’s foster children needed forever families, and she couldn’t bear to let […]

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Counting on Life-Changing Services

Kelly Cline fights back tears as she explains how post-adoption support services have helped her family. In the fall of 2015, Kelly and her husband Charlie traveled thousands of miles internationally to bring home their newly adopted son Nicholas. They spent two weeks abroad bonding and connecting with 4-year-old Nicholas before returning home, where their […]

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Adapting for Families in Need

Janelle Bronniman grabs her notepad and pen, puts on a cloth face covering, and walks toward a patio—the new location for her home visits with foster parents Kristina and Beth. COVID-19 has changed the world we live in, and not surprisingly, the way our foster care program operates. Caseworkers are getting creative with the ways […]

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Adapting to A New Normal at Harvard Home

From scavenger hunts to cookie decorating and all the backyard picnics in between, the ladies who live in DePaul’s Waynesboro group home, Harvard Home, are staying busy. Life for these ladies looks a lot different these days, like many of our lives do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard Home is adapting. The typical trips and […]

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