Host Home Program Massachusetts MENTOR

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Contact Information

Massachusetts MENTOR
Contact: Melissa Lewis, State Director
Email Address:
Phone: 508-824-1355 x3012
Alternate Phone: 508-406-8434

350 Myles Standish Blvd. Suite 202 Taunton, MA 02780
Area Located: Southeast

Map Location Host Home Program


In our Host Home program—known to some in Massachusetts as Shared Living—individuals live in private family homes with dedicated caregivers who we call Mentors.  We use the term “Mentor” because the people who open their homes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities become so much more than just care providers.  They are advocates, teachers, friends, and family.

Massachusetts MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network. Founded in 1980 in Boston, MA, The MENTOR Network is a leading national provider of home and community-based services to At-Risk Youth, adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and individuals with brain injuries. The MENTOR Network offers an array of community-based residential and non-residential services that range in intensity, duration and frequency depending on the needs of the client. The organization's core treatment foster care model (The MENTOR Model) is based on a one-to-one placement of a client in the home of a trained paraprofessional called a “Mentor.” Other service and support options include adoption assistance, educational services, in-home support, day programming, employment services, small group care and supported living.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Congregate Housing
  • Cooperative Apartments
  • Group Homes
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Adult Foster Care
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Home Health/Personal Care
  • Housing
  • Independent Living
  • Personal Care
  • Respite

Populations Served

  • Ataxia
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Disability
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Speech Impairment

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • Cape Verdean
  • Haitian
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Free Transport
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: NHIF,CARF
  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS, Mass Health, OFC
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