Shared Living

Shared Living is a nationally recognized model for habilitation or residential services for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (IDD). Other terms that can encompass the Shared Living approach include adult foster care, mentor, residence or family home, host home or family care, extended-family teaching or family teaching services. In Shared Living, one or two (but not to exceed three) persons with IDD join a family (contractor) or single adult’s (contractor) family in the Shared Living/host family’s home. The Shared Living Contractor lives with the person with a disability and provides whatever supports the person(s) needs in their day-to-day activities (social, companionship, teaching, daily living skills, supported employment, night supports, etc.…).