Shared Living Services
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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]
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.
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:
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.