SAFE Host Home Program

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are the responsibilities of a Host Home Provider?

  • Provides for the basic needs of a a child in the program including shelter, food and transportation
  • Maintains an educational portfolio for the child
  • Assures that the child attends school, counseling, family visits and scheduled meetings
  • Maintains a safe and supportive environment
  • Provides the child access to a phone to call approved contacts
  • Submits a daily summary to Case Manager
  • Provides a Christian home environment


Q: What is the criteria to become a Host Home Provider?

You must:

  • Be 25 years of age or older
  • Be legally married for at least 2 years
  • Be able to pass background checks
  • Have a valid email address
  • Have a computer and internet access
  • Have at least one available bedroom

Q: What type of training is required:

The required certifications are:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Online trainings (12 hours)
  • Pre-service training (16 hours)
  • Additional host home training provided by SAFE (3-4 hours)
  • Annual ongoing training (30 hours)
  • In-home orientation (3-4 hours)

Q: What financial assistance is provided to Host Home Providers?

Host Home Providers receive reimbursement based on the number of nights they provide care. SAFE also helps with clothing, hygiene items and medical costs as necessary.


Q: What do I have to do to become a Host Home Provider?

The first step is to email Nita Riggins or call (512) 246-4288. She will share more information with you and answer any questions you may have.