Shared Living Providers share their homes and lives with individuals with disabilities and play an important role as mentors and advocates. Shared Living Providers help the individuals with whom they live stay healthy, get around town, manage their money, make friends and be part of the community where they live.
Who Can Be a Shared Living Provider?
Shared Living Providers are people who care about other people. Providers may be single, part of a couple, members of extended families, have children and pets, and be experienced or not. They may live in a single family home or an apartment with an extra bedroom.
Shared Living Providers are independent contractors who also receive:
- A generous stipend
- Monthly home visits from a Shared Living Coordinator
- 24 Hour Emergency on-call support
- Training, including:
Home Safety Skills
A Shared Living Provider must be 18 years or older, have appropriate accommodations to meet the individual’s living needs, be understanding and supportive of individuals with disabilities, and pass a criminal background check, driving record check, and home assessment.
If you are interested in becoming a Shared Living Provider, or for more information, please visit our website at www.bhninc.org and click on “Work Here and Make a Difference” to get to our job board or call one of the numbers listed below:
Angel Delgado, Shared Living Program Director, 413-887-6878
Leah Taylor, Shared Living Coordinator, 413-887-6876