index-header

Shared Living

Shared Living

Shared Living provides an opportunity for people to share their lives by living together under the same roof. It is highly personalized and offers people with disabilities a great opportunity to choose the person(s) with whom they will live. There are many possibilities for the type of arrangements that can be developed based on the needs of the individual.

The person who lives with and provides support to the person with a disability is called the “Shared Living Provider.” Many Shared Living Providers work outside the home, and continue to have time to enjoy on their own.

Shared Living Arrangements can have a significant positive impact on the quality of life of people with disabilities. While the benefit to the person is the driving force behind this option, there are other notable benefits as well. People in families and communities come to know and appreciate the people with disabilities who are living in Shared Living Arrangements.

Would you like to explore the option of a Shared Living Arrangement?

Are you interested in becoming a provider? Please contact us. We can support you in this process. If you happen to already know someone you would like to share your life with through a Shared Living Arrangement, it may be possible! There are certain requirements such as background checks of all adults in the home, as well as certain home safety requirements that must be met prior to being approved as a Shared Living Provider.

If you are a person with a disability or a family member who would like to learn more about how your loved one can benefit from this arrangement, please contact us. We will help you explore this option.

Your compensation for providing a Shared Living Arrangement:

The amount is determined based on the tier classification of the needs of the individual you support.

Compensation includes:

  • Tax-free stipend
  • Tax-free room & board payment
  • Taxable respite stipend*

* Respite stipend enables you to pay for someone to provide substitute care.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions


Would you like to become a provider?

Download an Application
or Apply Online


Contact

Sheila DiVincenzo
Residential Director
Cranston, RI 02921
941-1112 ext. 104
Sheila DiVincenzo