Shared Living: Connecting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to their communities

By December 26, 2018Blog, Resource Directory

Shared Living is a service that Spurwink provides—in partnership with caring families and community members—to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities create meaningful and connected lives. In this model, a community member shares their home and provides support for an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability, and is provided a tax-free stipend along with reimbursement for room and board.

Spurwink takes the time to create the right match and works closely with people with disabilities and their families to help find the best possible fit for  a person’s hopes, dreams, personality, and lifestyle. Currently, Shared Living is  offered in the following counties: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, and York.

Become a Shared Living provider

If you have an open heart and would like to share your home and provide a strong, supportive relationship, becoming a shared living provider may be right for you. Many different types of individuals and families find this work to be especially rewarding. Spurwink is an oversight agency for this Mainecare-contracted service and training and support are given to our providers to ensure high quality delivery of this service.

Providers receive a tax-free daily rate of up to $36,000 annually  plus reimbursement for room and board.

To make a referral, email  sharedliving@spurwink.org or call 207.871.1200.