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Host Family Program

The host family program is an important link between the scholars and the local community. Each scholar has two families that share the host family responsibilities. The scholar is welcomed into his host family home as a member of their family every Sunday and one weekend a month. Through Host Families, the scholars are given a “home away from home”, an opportunity to experience the community by participating in normal everyday family activities. This broadens the scholars’ experiences and often builds lasting relationships that become life-long friendships.

Almost every host family has days when a substitute family is needed. Each scholar has an alternate family for just such occasions. We also have a list of substitute families when the scholar’s alternate family is not available.

Please contact us at A Better Chance of Westport for more information about the host family program.