What is Shared Living?
Shared Living is a person-centered option for people with developmental disabilities to participate in community living where trained host families welcome that person into their homes, everyday lives, and their communities. This community living option provides an opportunity for people to have a choice in their living arrangements, build natural supports and community connections, and lead healthy and meaningful lives in a natural family setting.
Many people with developmental disabilities are eligible for Medicaid waiver funds. These funds pay for Shared Living arrangements. The host or host family is compensated for opening their home to a person with disabilities. We approach all placements with person-centered thinking matching people with mutual interests. All host family training and certifications will be provided by Pathfinder Services. Additional qualifications can be found below.