Become a Provider

 Shared Living For Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

As a Shared Living Provider, you have an opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life. Shared Living Providers are caring, compassionate people who open their hearts and homes to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders. Shared Living also known as adult foster care, is a living arrangement where an individual, couple, or family share their home with a person with an intellectual and developmental disability and/or acquired brain disorder.  We offer shared living services in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

Shared Living Provider Responsibilities

As a Shared Living Provider, you’ll provide a safe and comfortable home environment and support the individual with tasks such as meal preparation, medication administration, transportation to medical appointments and other activities, as well as socialization and participation in the community. Shared Living Providers have the opportunity, to impact a person’s quality of life by empowering a person to develop life-long connections and increase independence. 

Supports Provided to Shared Living Providers

LifeConnections offers support with licensure/certification, initial and ongoing train to ensure providers have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need. Shared Living providers receive a generous tax-free stipend and room and board payment. 

To qualify as a Shared Living Provider, you must pass all state and agency required background screenings and home inspections. If interested, please contact us to complete an inquiry form and schedule an initial interview.

Contact Information:

Jamie Carver, Recruiter

james.carver@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Foster Care For Youth  

Foster Care Provider Responsibilities

Our foster care providers work to help youth to implement in-home treatment strategies, understand treatment goals and interventions, develop community connections, natural supports, independent living, and vocational skills. Activities may include but are not limited to support with activities of daily living such as hygiene skills, increasing a youth’s level of independence, assisting youth in developing positive coping skills, assisting families in managing challenging behaviors within the home and working towards individualized goals that will enrich their lives. Foster care providers communicate with and serve as liaison to the clinical team members on a regular basis and document children’s behaviors and progress.

 

Supports Provided to Foster Parents

LifeConnections collaborates with foster care providers to identify informal resources and community supports i.e., extended family, religious and spiritual group and other, local peer supports groups. Quarterly foster care provider meetings, trainings and celebrations are scheduled to promote a sense of belonging and peer support among all foster families. Respite support is coordinated through LifeConnections to assist foster care providers.

Contact Information:

Jamie Carver, Recruiter

jamie.carver@lifeconnectionsusa.org