Host Families open their home to children while the child’s parents/carers resolve short-term crises.
Host Family volunteers can have a powerful impact in the lives of struggling families, especially when the family doesn’t have a network of family and friends to whom they can turn.
You will have the option to tell us how many children you feel able to support, the preferred age range and gender of children you are able to accommodate, as well as when you are available to volunteer.
“We cannot encourage you enough to volunteer – you will be truly blessed!”
John and Mary Stephenson – Host Family volunteers
Sounds a bit like fostering?
It’s true that hosting does bear more than a passing resemblance to fostering. The main differences are that the arrangement between the family needing the help and the family giving the help is completely voluntary, no money is involved, and the intervention is generally provided at a stage before the problems in the family have begun to have a serious behavioural impact on the child.
Make a difference to the long-term outcomes for children and our communities. To begin the process of becoming a Host Family simply fill in our online form.
If you want to find out more before signing up you can use our enquiry form below.