Our long-term Shared Living placements are designed to provide adults with intellectual disabilities the support of a caring family.
Contact Shared Living: (413) 333-5093 or SharedLiving@chd.org
Imagine you could brighten someone’s life just by opening your home and sharing your daily activities. CHD’s Shared Living program allows families, couples, and single adults to do just that by providing adults who have cognitive or intellectual disabilities with a home and support for the activities of everyday life.
The Shared Living program is open to homes and families of all types and sizes. Whether you own a home, or rent a house or apartment, the most important requirement is that you are welcoming. From sharing meals to enjoying social outings, we ask that you integrate this newest member of your family into the stability of your life while providing an appropriate level of care.
Shared living providers are expected to help with transportation to medical appointments, provide medication supervision as needed, and assist with financial transactions. The shared living provider may also need to assist with meal preparation and other care tasks.
Our goal for all individuals and shared living providers is to find a long-term match. To that end, our program includes:
- Tax-free income (amount is determined based on level of care needed)
- Matching based on shared interests and lifestyles
- Extensive screening
- Customized plan of care support
- Respite care coverage