years, and continue to grow in our commitment to our mission to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have fulfilling lives in their communities. We respect and honor you, your family, and your personal life and will help you maintain a work-life balance by providing professional support and respite options.  We will do everything possible to ensure a good client match, based on your needs and desires as well as those of the individuals we serve. We provide a high level of support to you and your client which may include behavior coaching, medical training, computer training, monitoring and coordination. You will use Therap, an online case management tool, allowing you to report and document in the comfort of your own home.

What Support Is Provided?
As a small business, we value relationships and we value community.  We coordinate regular social gatherings for our host home providers, clients and families to provide the opportunity to get to know one another, and establish partnerships, mentorships and friendships. We have also implemented a mentor program for all new Host Home Providers. ​We believe that pairing new providers with someone who has learned the best way to run their business and their home as a provider is an excellent way to help everyone become more successful.  New Host Home Providers can pick up the phone and call their Mentor any time they need moral support, or someone to problem-solve with.  Sometimes just knowing there’s someone out there who understands helps you through the early days.  In addition, you’ll have the cell phone number of a CCI manager who can work through problems with you as well.  Over time, you’ll get more confident and before long you’ll feel comfortable being that mentor yourself! Community Connections offers directed trainings, on-going support, respite care, staff on-call for emergencies 24/7, and competitive tax-free reimbursement. For more information, email or call 970-385-3449.

Creating Great Matches

​Community Connections takes pride is setting up conditions for a great experience for both families and the individuals we serve in our residential program.  When an individual and/or their family choose a home, we want them to become a member of the family. At the time a potential Host Home Provider applies to become a CCI contractor, we ask them to complete a profile of an individual who meets their personality, preferences, and lifestyle.  At the same time, when an individual we serve is looking for a new Host Home, we ask them to complete a profile of their ideal home and lifestyle, including their preferences, hobbies, and established routines.  Other factors that might be considered are ethnicity, religion, marital status, children in the home, employment status, financial stability, compatible personalities and openness to ongoing contact with the family. Next, the case manager will discuss the possibilities of a preliminary match with the individual seeking a new provider.  If the individual wants to proceed, a meeting is set up so that the individual can interview the potential contractor.  After that interview, if either party feels the match isn’t right, we don’t go any further.  If the interview is favorable, we’ll set up opportunities for the individual and the potential Host Home Provider to spend some time together. If for some reason there isn’t a good match, the potential Host Home Provider will be considered for other possible placements.

Meet a Few of Our Clients
Meet “C”: C is a sweet, loving, affectionate man that enjoys interacting with people. His laugh will make your day. He is adventurous, loves helping others and enjoys working on art projects.

Meet “M”: M is a kind and compassionate man that is a great listener and loves to hear what people have to say. He is fun and not afraid to ask others for what he needs.

Meet “N”: N is a witty and hardworking man who loves hanging out with the guys. His goal is to train to become a flight attendant or a trucker, and he is seeking support to learn skills to live independently in the community.

Host Home Services


Sarah Lipp


Become a Host Home Provider In Montezuma, Dolores, San Juan,

La Plata or Archuleta County

What is a Host Home Provider?

As a Host Home Provider for Community Connections, you can make a difference in someone's life, have a positive impact and get paid for rewarding work! A Host Home Provider is an individual or family who wants to make a difference in the life of an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) while having the satisfaction of owning their own business. Host Home Providers welcome a person with IDD into their lives and home to become part of their family and provide the support and companionship they need to thrive.  If you feel a desire to do something that will change lives for the better, we want to talk to you!  Apply Today!

Serving Southwest Colorado's children

and adults with disabilities and

their families since 1985. 

What's Involved?

Community Connections is seeking self-starters to open their homes to one or more persons with developmental disabilities in Southwest Colorado. Our host home providers support our clients through person-centered outcomes, assisting them to achieve their life goals and dreams. The work is highly rewarding and stimulating.

Host Home Providers open their home and assist people with daily support needs. These needs can vary depending on the person served, but often involve the following:

  • Having Fun!
  • Helping prepare meals
  • Hygiene
  • Social skills
  • Financial management
  • Arranging community integration
  • Emotional support
  • Decision making

​Providing services as a Host Home Provider is a rewarding, yet difficult job, so we do everything we can to support you and your family! We have been in business more than 35