Shared Living Services

Family life and family connections are valuable parts of life for most people, including persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Family life provides a structured environment for individuals and is often an important step on the journey toward independent living.

Adult (over 18) individuals can receive Shared Living services if they receive funding at a daily residential rate.

Shared Living Services, contracted through CLASS, provide or continue a natural family home life for an adult individual with an intellectual or other developmental disability. The goal of Shared Living Services is to provide access to a natural family life, such as one that would occur as part of living in a biological family.

Shared Living Contractors open their homes and welcome an individual with an intellectual or other developmental disability to share in their lives. Both the Shared Living Contractors and the individual with a disability find the Shared Living experience to be vastly rewarding.

Shared Living Contractors can provide training, assistance, or supervision in the following areas:

Household chores
Food preparation
Medication management/monitoring
Social, leisure, or recreational activities
Health and wellness
Hygiene and grooming
Behavior change strategies
Community participation/inclusion
Use of transportation
Life skills development
Home safety
Money management

Families are monitored and supported to maintain quality of service and satisfaction of the individual.

To obtain an application to become a Shared Living Contractor, or to learn more about Shared Living services, contact CLASS by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 800.479.0259 (toll free) or 620.231.3131.