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 Providers open their homes and welcome an individual with an intellectual or other developmental disability to share in their lives. Both the Shared Living Provider and the individual with a disability find the Shared Living experience to be vastly rewarding.
Shared Living Providers can provide training, assistance, or supervision in the following areas:
Social, leisure, or recreational activities
Health and wellness
Hygiene and grooming
Behavior change strategies
Use of transportation
Life skills development
Families are monitored and supported to maintain quality of service and satisfaction of the individual.