Host Family Pre-Arrival Orientation - In An Emergency

  • Avoid the temptation of contacting the natural parents right away, as misunderstandings may occur.

  • Contact your SHARE! EPC as soon as possible with details.  If your EPC is not available, call the SHARE! National Office directly, and follow the telephone prompts to reach our Emergency Line.

  • If necessary, call 911 or take the student to the hospital.  Bring the Medical Release Form from the student’s online application, which authorizes you to make medical decisions for the student, and the insurance information. If you need to get to the hospital before locating these documents, SHARE! can send these items to the hospital.