Shared Living

Woodfords’ Shared Living Program is designed to provide family, home-based services to adults age 18+ with developmental disabilities who are not able to live independently. An alternative to group home living, adults are matched with provider families who provide stable support systems and natural family environments that foster relationship building and community inclusion.

Become a Shared Living Provider

Shared Living Providers help adults with disabilities lead fulfilling and active lives. Shared Living Providers open up their homes to adults with developmental disabilities. They are part of a team that offers assistance in the areas of education, employment, recreation, family inclusion, health/mental health and independent living skills. Other team members may include the adult’s family or guardian, case manager, other service providers and Woodfords’ Shared Living staff.

Supports for Shared Living Providers

Shared Living Providers are independent contractors who receive a generous stipend, training, supervision and 24/7 emergency on-call support.

Shared Living Provider Eligibility

• Must be 21+ years of age
• Must be in good physical and mental health
• May be an individual, couple or family
• Must have creativity and flexibility to support individuality and growth
• Must possess a willingness to work with team members and service agencies
• Must complete required trainings and pass a background check
• Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred, but not required

FMI Contact

Christina Ainsworth
Program Manager of Adult Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs 
(207) 856-8655

Non-Discrimination Statement

Woodfords Family Services shall operate in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against consumers on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy) age, sexual orientation (including gender identity and expression), marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Woodfords Family Services prohibits retaliation against any person because he or she opposed or complained about discrimination in good faith, assisted in good faith in the investigation of a discrimination complaint, or participated in a discrimination charge or other proceeding under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination law.

Did you know biological parents can be their adult child’s Shared Living Provider? 
Contact us to learn more about how you can receive support to care for your loved one in your own home.