Host Family Program


Our host family program is an important link between the scholars and the local community. Each scholar is welcomed into his host family’s home as a member of the family every Sunday and one weekend a month. Through Host Families, the scholars are given a “home away from home”, an opportunity to experience the community by participating in normal everyday family activities – from chores to social functions. This broadens the scholars’ experiences and often builds lasting relationships that become life-long friendships.


Our current host families are:

Aysel & Humayun Beg
Betsy & Kieran Costello
Ashley Moran
Suzanne Sherman Propp & Peter Propp
Deirdre & Shawn Teed
Viveca Van Bladel & Ted Friedman
Martha & Arthur Mintzer
Lisa & Herb Willigan
Karen & Michael Wolfe



Please contact Nancy Yates or Diane Johnson, our host family co-chairs, at info@abetterchanceofwestport.org for more information on the host family program .