Open Your Heart and Your Home to an Adult with Developmental Disabilities
Shared living is an alternative to a 24-hour group home for adults receiving services through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Shared Living providers welcome an individual into their stable and caring home environment while providing an appropriate level of care and receiving an income to do so. Providers include single parents, retirees, widows/widowers – anyone with room in their heart and their home to share all that life has to offer.
In many cases, the individual supported through Shared Living becomes a permanent addition to a forever family. In other cases, where the individual has a goal to live independently, the provider may serve as a roommate and role model who helps the individual learn to achieve goals necessary for independent living.
Are you loving and compassionate? Are you patient and kind?
Do you have personal or work experience with developmental disabilities or mental health? If you answered yes, you could be a life mentor and teacher for an adult who needs a family and a forever home. You could be a Shared Living provider.