Home Share is a residential option for adults under the care of CLBC in which the individual shares a home with a Home Share provider who provides ongoing, individualized support. Homes may be owned, rented, or leased by the Home Share provider or by the individual requiring support. In some situations, the individual lives in a family home. In others, the Home Share provider and the supported individual live together as roommates in a cooperative relationship. The individuals within the home not only share their living space, but also their lives. In some homes, the members of the household spend significant amounts of time together and are actively involved in one another’s daily activities. In other situations, the Home Sharing arrangement is characterized by more independent relationships.
Individuals tend to choose this option because it provides an ideal balance of support and independence. Individuals are able to select a Home Share provider and home environment that meet their unique goals and preferences. Support is flexible and evolves according to the changing needs of the individual. For some, Home Share is a stepping stone to even greater independence. For others, it is a long-term arrangement.
Are you interested in providing Home Share support?
Home Share Providers provide a high quality of care and have access to courses, training, and resources that enhance the quality of their support. They are required to undergo a thorough screening process that includes criminal record checks, a home study, reference checks, a medical certificate, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training, and first aid certifications.
To apply to become a Home Share Provider, email us (contact details below) a detailed resume and cover letter highlighting your interest and experience supporting people with developmental disabilities. We also welcome you to connect with us to learn more about Home Share, and opportunities to contribute to the program.
- Facilitate a stable, long-lasting relationship between individuals and Home Share providers offering individualized support
- Enhance the quality of life for people using Home Share services
- Increase the life-skills, independence, and experience of safety and community inclusion for those using Home Share services
- Our Home Share programs support individuals who are funded by CLBC, who outline the admission criteria for residential shared living programs. Please contact your local CLBC office for admission and referral inquiries