Host Home Description

Who can qualify to offer this service?

A host home can be a family, single person, college student, single parent, etc.


On average, a host home receives an approximate compensation of $2067.20-3100.80 monthly per individual but may vary based on individuals needs. Plus an additional $450 for room and board per individual they support. A host home can qualify to host up to 3 individuals.

Creative Pathways Availability

Since we are an agency based out of Linn County, designed to service our under-served area, we are available 24/7 to care for any needs of both our supported individuals and host home families that might arise.

Steps to becoming a Host Home:

  1. Inquire with Creative Pathways about your interest.
  2. Have a meeting to answer any questions you may have.
  3. Application process, including background checks on all individuals in the home over 18 years of age, as well as a home visit.
  4. Coordinate with local Senate Bill 40 staff to meet with individuals and be matched with an individual based on shared interests and supported individuals’ preferences.

Required Trainings of all Host Homes:

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Abuse and Neglect awareness and prevention
  • Medication Administration, as required per individual
  • HIPAA awareness and compliance
  • Positive Behavior Supports and the Missouri Quality Outcomes
  • Person Centered Planning and training on the individual’s current support plan
  • Creative Pathways Residential Supports’ policies and procedures

*Trainings provided by Creative Pathways*

Host Home Support Team

The host home family is part of the support team for the individual. The support team consists of Creative Pathways administration team and community RN if  applicable, their service coordinator, guardian, the relief staff and the department of mental health and/or children’s division. All parties work together as a team to ensure the individual(s) needs are being met and also to solve any problems that may occur.

Relief Staff

Relief staff work with the host home family to provide care for when the host home is unable to. Relief staff must receive the same training as the host family to ensure the quality of care is kept at high standards.