Shared Living Program
Get Involved with Shared Living
Interested in learning more about Shared Living home placements, or becoming a Shared Living Provider? Complete the form below to receive more information about the program.
What is Shared Living?
The Shared Living model allows us to help identify the best match that meets the needs, values, and vision of the individuals, the guardian, and that of the provider family. We are committed to finding a match that works for every party involved.
The beauty of Shared Living is that it leaves so much room for growth. Individuals have the support needed to potentially take the next steps to independent living, or the placement can ultimately become permanent. Once you invite someone into your family, it’s hard to say goodbye. We have even seen temporary arrangements lead to talks of adoption!
Benefits of Shared Living
Achieve Greater Financial Stability
Get More Flexibility & Time at Home
Build Meaningful Relationships
Personal Growth & Achievements
Looking For More Information About Shared Living?
Download our brochure for more information about the program, benefits, success stories, and the process of finding the perfect match between individuals and home-provider families.
The Shared Living Podcast
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to be a care provider?
There is a selection process that matches individuals with providers to ensure the best possible fit and thus the best possibility for long-term success. Potential providers are Massachusetts residents who demonstrate a deep commitment to persons with developmental disabilities, maintain certifications in CPR and First Aid, and participate in home safety inspections. And Incompass Care Champions are with you every step of the way!
Potential providers must complete the following steps to determine eligibility:
Meet with two Human Services professionals
Successfully pass a criminal background check (CORI)
Submit to fingerprinting
What training is required for providers?
For Shared Living Providers, no training is required for consideration. However, before you start we’ll assist you in earning the necessary certifications and training including First Aid and CPR.
How are Shared Living Providers supported?
Incompass Care Champions are with you every step of the way! You’ll have ongoing support from our team of professionals through frequent visits, monthly support groups, and continued training. Bottom line—you’re not alone, you’re part of a community of caregivers!
Who Are Shared Living Providers?
There is no “typical” provider, as our caregiver community is as diverse as the communities we serve. For instance …
Retirees who are looking to stay active
Households already caring for a loved one with a disability
People who want to work at home while earning a competitive wage
Freelancers and founders in need of a steady income
Families who have room for one more
People who work in healthcare and human services
How much does a Shared Living Provider earn?
Ready to see if Shared Living is right for you?
Fill out the form to get more information, or contact our Shared Living program coordinators directly: