A Better Chance Host Parents are the keystone of our program. New Canaan families open their homes and hearts to our students each year. Students spend most Sundays and one full weekend each month with their host family. Sundays sometimes include church attendance, family activities, and homework with other children of host families. Some host families and students begin life-long relationships with their four-year partnerships in New Canaan. The generous gift of time and caring given by our host families is fundamental to the success of our A Better Chance students.