Host Family Program

Thank you for your interest in the Cause 4 Life Host Family Program!


Our Purpose
Cause 4 Life (C4L) Global Missions and Internships encourage the Spirit empowered growth of a biblical compassionate love for others (Luke 10:25-37), within current and emerging Christian leaders, resulting in action-oriented ministry with people affected by disability (Luke 14:21-23) – together spreading HOPE around the world.

As a Host Family, you have the opportunity to invest in young leaders that will impact the world for those affected by disability!

Host Family Program details at a glance...

Reimbursement: $40 per day per intern (our preference is to house at least two interns together).

Preferred Host Home Locations: Within a 20 mile radius of either the: (1) Joni and Friends International Disability Center, Agoura Hills, CA; (2) Joni and Friends Arizona Area Ministry or Highlands Church, Phoenix, AZ; (3) McLean Bible Church, McLean, Virginia; or (4) a participating Joni and Friends Area Ministry that is hosting a Corporate Cause 4 Life Intern.

Core Host Family Daily Expectations: A “quick” breakfast, assistance with transportation majority of days to and from the internship location with drop-off in the morning and pick-up in the evening, dinner each day (preferably with the host family), and reasonable accommodations including bedding and towels. Interns are permitted to share a room.

Core Expectations from Cause 4 Life Staff: All interns are background checked, screened, and hand selected for internship acceptance. Host Family Program orientation and clear policy/procedure guidelines are provided. Cause 4 Life staff are available throughout the year as needs arise.

Host Family Selection Process: All potential host families must complete the Host Family Program Application available on our website. Following an initial interview by phone, a home visit will be conducted with involved family members to confirm reasonable housing requirements are in place. A background check and driver’s license clearance of all adults in the home will be conducted. Following clearance and approval as a host family, an orientation session will be made available to review Host Family Program policies and procedures, as well as, the completion of paperwork relative to IRS requirements.

Host Family Program Introduction

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