Are you interested in creating a safe home environment and encouraging an individual to participate in the community? Can you help support goals and dreams, and assist with daily routines and activities? Become a Shared Living Provider!
This program is funded by the Department of Disability Services (DDS) and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and The Bridge works closely with individuals and their families to create a match that works according to interests, lifestyles and needs.
When living in a home environment, individuals gain greater independence and opportunities for an active lifestyle. They aren’t alone; they have the support and companionship of someone who cares for them at home. In return, Shared Living caregivers receive a generous tax-free stipend, ongoing training, support and resources from The Bridge of Central Massachusetts.
Most importantly, all participants in Shared Living are making a difference in someone else’s life, creating bonds and memories that last a lifetime. You are building a family.
A Shared Living Provider is someone who opens their home and provides daily support and companionship to an adult with a developmental disability. A provider acts as a teacher, mentor and a friend, helping the person to live a meaningful life.