Our Shared Living program matches adults with developmental disabilities with welcoming individuals or families in their community for long term, in-home placement. The goal is to have the provider family integrate the individual into their home and community life. Riverside is there every step of the way to provide support to both the individual and the provider family.
We are committed to the philosophy that individuals with developmental disabilities thrive when they are able to live in a family home. Over time, these new family members develop meaningful relationships and learn to be independent and active members of their community. This model enriches the lives of all who are involved.
Interested in becoming a Shared Living provider or caregiver?
We’re also looking for Respite Caregivers to cover when our Family providers go on vacation.
View Marty and Nancy’s Shared Living story below:
We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:
"It is with tearful and heartfelt gratitude that I write and thank the Saturday staff of the Meeting Place program and The Guidance Center. You will always have my thanks for your kindness to my son and family."