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To meet the diverse needs of people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or Autism, and offer a wider array of services, OHI decided to once again offer Shared Living Services.  The agency strives to match adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or Autism who are looking for a home with independent contractors who provide support services in a family-style setting. People and providers are paired based upon a sense of shared values and interests to create an integrated and mutual living experience. This program follows recommendations made in a Person Centered Plan and aims to provide an environment supporting individualized and positive life choices. For more information, contact Jessica Gibby at (207) 659-0424 or [email protected]

Support opportunities

For people interested in living in a Shared Living Home, they must:

  • Have Maine Care Section 21 / 29  Home and Community Based Waiver funding
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Have a diagnosis of an intellectual/developmental disability and/or Autism

The service also includes monthly planned/unplanned home visits by OHI and a person’s case manager, support for advocacy, participation in family and community activities and the opportunity to lead a more self-directed lifestyle.

Service areas

OHI is approved by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide Shared Living Home Support Services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or Autism in six Maine counties — Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Hancock, Washington and Waldo.

Seeking independent contractors

People interested in opening their home to a person in need of support and would like to make a difference in someone’s life, contact:

Jessica Gibby
Shared Living Liaison
OHI
207-659-0424
[email protected]

OHI offers a competitive daily stipend paid on a bi-weekly basis (in most cases the daily stipend is tax free).  The potential income from daily stipends is more than $40,000 plus room and board per year.

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