The Host Program is a unique program that links children with disabilities with caring individuals, couples or families on the Northern Beaches. Host carers are volunteers from all walks of life who can offer children a positive experience within their home and local community.

For over 30 years the Host Program has connected children aged between 0-16 years to host families on the Northern Beaches. It is a rewarding experience that creates valuable relationships for all involved.

Host Program benefits:


Careful matching of each child and their family with a Host that is able to meet their unique needs

Taking time to introduce a potential Host to your family and ensuring that everyone is comfortable that it is a good fit for everyone

Friendship and fun with a caring Host Family

Regular “time- out”

Screening, training and support for all Host volunteers

Ongoing support for families and Hosts from our Host Coordinator

“All we ever wanted was for him to feel accepted, to feel content and to be independent….his Host family contributed to all three in his life”

– Ann Marie