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Lifesharing/Family Living

You may be eligible for Lifesharing if… 

  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your ISP and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)

If you take part in Lifesharing…  

  • you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives
  • your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match
  • you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community
  • the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life
  • your birth family can continue to be involved in your life

You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you… 

  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship

If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain… 

  • a friend and companion
  • the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship
  • the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life
  • support of the Lifesharing community
  • a generous stipend
  • care breaks and training

For more information…