Shared Living

In the Shared Living model, an individual lives in a natural setting of a home provider family. Here, they can continue to be part of family life, while taking the next step towards independence in their own life.

This model of living allows for 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.

You Can Be a Shared Living Provider

Potential providers must complete the following steps to determine eligibility

  • Be interviewed by two Human Services professionals
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check (CORI)
  • Submit to fingerprinting
  • Provide references

Shared Living Success Story

Vicky, Incompass Shared Living Provider

Vicky first met Fernando more than 18 years ago when she was managing group homes. As the only native Spanish speaker in the house at the time, Fernando was unable to effectively communicate with any of the staff or residents. When Vicky switched jobs to a day program setting, she knew she couldn’t leave without helping him. Fast forward and Fernando is living his absolute best life with Vicky and her husband, George, who is a fluent Spanish speaker. His health is on the up and up since moving in with his new family, and his days are spent bonding with George over home improvement and antique car projects.

Important Note

Potential providers must have significant experience in the human service field or relative life experience. They must demonstrate a deep commitment to persons with developmental disabilities. Furthermore, the provider must maintain certifications in CPR and First Aid, and participate in home safety inspections.

Get in touch with us.

Call 978-349-3014 or  978-349-3015 to speak with our Shared Living Coordinators.