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ACHIEVA
ACHIEVA Advocacy and Family Support Services - Allegheny
Provides advocacy services to people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Individualized representation in accessing special education services, adult intellectual disabilities, waiver services, disability healthcare, and other concerns of people with I/DD and their families. ACHIEVA is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports. ACHIEVA is a nonprofit parent organization that has comprehensive services and supports and serves thousands individuals with disabilities and their families each year.
711 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Eligibility: Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
ACHIEVA
ACHIEVA Residential Services - Arc of Westmoreland
Provides residential supports in Community Homes and Lifesharing for individuals, ages 21 and older, with intellectual disabilities. Supports are individually tailored to promote a full inclusive community life.
316 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
Eligibility: Individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Hours: 24/7
Arc of Crawford County
Arc of Crawford County - Main Office - Lifesharing
The Family Living Program matches adults or children with the label of intellectual and or developmental disability with a family/person in the community to live together as a family unit, or in some cases companions. In addition to providing a good home, the host family or companion (which are called providers), actively participates in supporting the person in cultivating self-care, social skills, and communication skills. The providers are also responsible for health and safety needs. Through doing this, the providers assist the individuals in becoming an active member of the community.
222 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Eligibility: Call, visit website for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
ARC of Fayette County
ARC of Fayette County - Lifesharing
An exceptional opportunity to share your home and family with an individual with a developmental disability. Qualified families are selected and participants reside with them in their residence. Families receive specialized training based on the participant's needs and at least 24 hours of annual training.
80 Old New Salem Road
Uniontown, PA 15401
Hours: 7:00-4:30 Home/community can be 24/7
Arc of Mercer County
Arc of Mercer County
Provides quality, comprehensive services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism. MCAR strives to assist these individuals to develop the skills necessary to function as vital members of the community while making their own choices about where they live and work. MCAR's programs include residential services, in-home family supports, vocational habilitation, socialization and recreational activities, job training and job coaching.
850 North Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA 16148
Barber National Institute
Barber National Institute - Lifesharing through Family Living
Lifesharing through Family Living is a residential services program that enables an individual with an intellectual disability to join a provider family or a companion, in their private home, as a fully participating member of that family. Through this high quality, long-term living situation that promotes choice and community integration, the individual gets to enjoy sharing life experiences, building mutual relationships and responsibilities.
100 Barber Place
Erie, PA 16507
Eligibility: Call for information.
Hours: Call for information.
BARC Developmental Services
Residential Services
Services and supports to individuals are identified and realized through a Person Centered Plan. This plan assists individuals in choosing and directing an enhanced lifestyle embracing community integration, relationship building, self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and support satisfaction. Residential options include supervised Community Living Arrangements, Intermediate Care Facilities, Life Sharing, and support to those living independently.
4950 York Road
PO Box 470
Holicong, PA 18928
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Behavioral and Cultural Development Solutions LLC
Community Integration & Transitional Housing - Behavioral and Cultural Development Solutions - Montg
Providing assessments to identify each Individuals strengths and areas of improvement - We align the results of the assessment with the goals in the individuals supports plan - We create a program specific to that individual so that can progress through our modules of goal attainment
139 Montgomery Ave
Rear C
Bala Cynwyd , Pe 19004
Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cameron-Elk Behavioral and Developmental Programs
Cameron-Elk Behavioral and Developmental Programs - Housing Services
Collaborate with provider agencies to develop an array of employment support and housing options for adults with a serious mental illness.
2070 Court Street
Ridgway, PA 15853
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: Call for more information.
Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services
Residential Developmental Services - Monroe County - Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmen
*COVID-19 UPDATES* - Buildings will be closed to the public. Phone, Internet and Zoom services will be provided. Office Hours - Phone Only - Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5 pm. Licensed Community Homes are able to provide round the clock assistance and supervision of an individual both in the home and in the multitude of social and community gatherings that are offered through providers. Life Sharing through Family Living allows an individual to live in a family environment with trained individuals providing care. Depending upon the consumer, these homes can be licensed or unlicensed.
732 Phillips Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Eligibility: Residents of Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties
Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services
Residential Developmental Services - Pike County - Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmenta
*COVID-19 UPDATES* - Buildings will be closed to the public. Phone, Internet and Zoom services will be provided. Office Hours - Phone Only - Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5 pm. Licensed Community Homes are able to provide round the clock assistance and supervision of an individual both in the home and in the multitude of social and community gatherings that are offered through providers. Life Sharing through Family Living allows an individual to live in a family environment with trained individuals providing care. Depending upon the consumer, these homes can be licensed or unlicensed.
10 Buist Road
Suite 404
Milford, PA 18337
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Chartiers Center
Chartiers Center Residential Services
Offers a range of residential services depending on the need of the person. Programs options include a 60-90 day placement in Chartiers' RTP, an intensive mental health treatment in a residential setting. Referrals to the RTP helps the consumer avoid inpatient hospitalization and provides support while their symptoms stabilize. Other residential services include a range from a supported therapeutic living environment (with in-house staff) to a more independent setting (with on-call staff). There is also a Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR) which offers a specialized geriatric residential service.
437 Railroad Street
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Columbia County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Accessible Homes
In an effort to serve all citizens of Columbia County, the Housing Authority has built and marketed homes that are designed to accommodate the needs of handicapped and disabled residents. These homes have extra wide doorways, zero height entry doors, roll in showers, low counters, and many other features to make them comfortable and accessible to people with special needs. In addition to being handicapped accessible, they are also highly energy efficient making them extremely affordable for low and moderate income families.
700 Sawmill Road
Suite 101
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Community Living and Learning, Inc.
Community Living and Learning, Inc. - Lifesharing
A supportive living relationship matching contracted provider(s)and individuals with similar lifestyles and interests; individual(s) live in the provider's home as a member of the family.
1430 Route 286 East
Indiana, PA 15701
Eligibility: Individuals diagnosed as having intellectual disabilities.
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Domiciliary Care Services
A residential program that provides a home-like living arrangement in the community for adults age 18 and older who are unable to live alone because of difficulties with daily living skills, in social or personal adjustment, or because of disabilities. Dom Care providers open up their homes to individuals who need a supervised living arrangement in a home-like environment.
206 Eddystone Avenue
2nd Floor
Eddystone, PA 19022
Eligibility: Adults (18 years or older) who cannot live independently.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Devereux Pocono Center
Adult Services - Devereux Pocono Center
Community residential services, respite services and life sharing for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and emotional and/or behavioral differences.
1547 Mill Creek Road
Newfoundland, PA 18445
Diversified Family Services
Diversified Family Services
Offers social services and supports for adults and children with intellectual disabilities.
5454 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Excentia Human Services
Excentia Human Services - Residential
Provides supports and services to help people live in their community as completely and independently as they desire.
1810 Rohrerstown Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Eligibility: Adults age 18 or older with intellectual disabilities
Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Fayette Resources
Fayette Resources - Lifesharing through Family Living
Provides community living for people with developmental disabilities through placement with a host family. Person-centered training for the foster family and the participating individual focus on everyday living skills, family dynamics, and skill development.
Eligibility: Adults and children with disabilities.
Hours: Call for more information
Handi-Crafters
Handi-Crafters - Older Adult Housing Search Assistance
Independent Living Solutions offers housing placement assistance to people with disabilities by providing individual assistance, education, outreach and coordination of resources.
215 Barley Sheaf Road
Thorndale, PA 19372
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Handi-Crafters
Handi-Crafters - Housing
Independent Living Solutions offers housing placement assistance to people with disabilities by providing individual assistance, education, outreach and coordination of resources.
215 Barley Sheaf Road
Thorndale, PA 19372
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Handi-Crafters
Handi-Crafters - Older Adult Housing Search Assistance
Independent Living Solutions offers housing placement assistance to people with disabilities by providing individual assistance, education, outreach and coordination of resources.
225 Barley Sheaf Road
P.O. Box 72646
Thorndale, PA 19372
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging
Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging - Main Office
The central administrative office of the Jefferson County AAA offer access to programs and services including Functional Eligibility Determination assessment, care management, congregate meals, domiciliary care, caregiver support program, healthy activities, home delivered meals, information and assistance, legal assistance, outreach, personal care services, placement services, transportation services, volunteer services as well as access to PA Link.
186 Main Street
Suite 2
Brookville, PA 15825
Eligibility: Call for more information
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lakeshore Community Services
Lakeshore Community Services - Residential Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Provides residential services to individuals with intellectual disabilities with 24 hour supervision and assists them in all areas of daily living and community involvement. Personalized, professional, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) provided.
1350 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
Eligibility: Call or visit the website for more information.
Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year
Lakeshore Community Services
Lakeshore Community Services - Supported Living for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Assists people with intellectual disabilities who live in the community on their own, or with their families. Teaches them skills they need to live a healthy and safe life.
1350 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
Eligibility: Call or visit the website for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Lakeshore Community Services
Lakeshore Community Services - Family Living (Life Sharing) for Individuals with Developmental Disab
Match a person with a disability with an individual or a family to share their lives together. The family assists them in learning skills that will keep the individual happy, safe and healthy.The family support from the agency as well as a tax free stipend. This relationship enriches the lives of both the individual and the family.
1350 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
Eligibility: Call or visit the website for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Lamb Foundation
Housing Intake
The Lamb Foundation provides affordable housing and support services to senior citizens and adult individuals with mental, physical and developmental disabilities who would otherwise be homeless. Residents live in single apartments or among their peers in large homes located mostly in North Wales Borough, suburban Philadelphia. At the very least, the people living in Lamb Foundation homes are residents, and at the very best, they are friends, family, and peers.
114 North Main Street
North Wales, PA 19454
Liberty Resources
Liberty Resources - Housing
Provides counseling and advocates for persons with disabilities seeking affordable and accessible housing. Also educates public about housing rights.
112 North 8th Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lifesteps
Lifesteps, Inc. - Home-Based Family Resource and Referral - Beaver
The Home-Based Family Resource and Referral program helps families to find the resources and support they need to work through life's challenges. Services can be provided to families that may benefit from more intensive case management within the home.
138 Friendship Circle
Beaver, PA 15009
Eligibility: Referral from Children and Youth Services
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Lifesteps
Lifesteps, Inc. - Lifesharing
In the Lifesharing through Family Living program, individuals with intellectual disabilities reside in the private home of a host family. This residential living option offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live with a family or individual who will support his / her desires and goals. The individuals live and share life experiences with support persons known as a host family. The host family treats the individual(s) with intellectual disabilities as another member of their family, even though they are not usually related. The host family provides food, shelter, personal care, transportation, and comprehensive supports to one or two individuals. In exchange for this service the host family receives: a tax-free stipend, ongoing training, assistance with problem-solving, resources, respite, and regular visits for support.
383 New Castle Road
Butler, PA 16001
Eligibility: Must have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities and an open case with the county base service unit.
Hours: 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year
Lifestyle Support Foundation
Lifestyle Support Services - Lifesharing
Home-based services are those services offered to an individual residing at home or in an alternative setting. The purpose of home-based services is to offer supports to an individual and, in many instances, to his or her family. These supports enable and empower the individual to develop or maintain skills necessary in every day living. The individual and his or her support team, including the support coordinator, home-based coordinator, and family or provider, determine specific services to be provided. Outcomes or goals are person-centered, meaning plans are developed based on the needs of each individual. Some outcomes, for example, may focus on increasing participation in community events or to develop social skills. Some outcomes are community based while others are specific to in-home needs.
241 Pleasant Drive
Warren, PA 16365
Martha Lloyd Community Services, Inc.
Community Residential Services-Martha Lloyd Community Services
Support system provided through a semi-independent living situation in community homes that focus on mastering basic activities for daily living (housekeeping, meal planning, money handling, etc), recreation and leisure activities (going to fairs, festivals and other events) and an animal program (providing care to dogs, cats, ducks, chickens and several other animals to teach teamwork and respect). The following homes are located in Mansfield: Brooklyn House– An ICF/ID community home for four people. Bruielly House – An ICF/ID community home for four people. First Street – A community home for three people. Third Street – A community home for three people. Westgate House – An ICF/ID community home for four people. Seventh Street – A community home for five people. Wellsboro - Mt Zion House – A community home for two people. Blossburg -Blossburg House – A community home for four people. Canton, PA -Center Street House – A community home for four people. Cedar Ridge – A community home for four people. Fassett Street – A community home for three people.
204 St James St
Mansfield, PA 16933
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mentor Network
Pennsylvania Mentor - Lifesharing
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in the community of their choice in the private family home of their Lifesharing providers. People in our Lifesharing program are able to participate to the best of their abilities in everday activities of home and family life. They can learn new skills, discover new hobbies, and explore their community–all while receiving the supports they need.
90 West Chestnut Street, Suite 705
Washington, PA 15301
Merakey Innovative Care and Education Solutions
Residential Services
NHS provides group living for individuals with intellectual disabilities. These homes are in traditional neighborhoods and can be single homes, townhomes or apartments. The typical number of people living together with staff support 24 hours a day ranges from 2 -4. Staff assist people living in these homes with personal care, adult daily living activities, community integration and social skill development.
940 Warm Spring Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Eligibility: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities an Autism age 21 and older.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
New Light
New Light - Lifesharing
Family Living, also known as Lifesharing, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household.
10987 Route 322
Shippenville, PA 16254
Eligibility: Call or visit website for more information.
Hours: Call or visit website for more information.
New Visions Inc.
Community Residential Rehabilitation Services (CRR)
CRR services are designed to provide intensive support to assist individuals to develop the practical skills they need to live as independently in the community as possible. Persons live together in a house with their own bedroom and shared living space. They are offered training in skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, vocational and educational pursuits, time management, and medication management. Trained staff is available in the home 24 hours a day. New Visions has two CRRs, one with eight bedrooms in Chambersburg and one with 10 bedrooms in Shippensburg.
138 East King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Eligibility: Individuals who are referred to our agency must be 18 years of age, diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, and a resident of Franklin/Fulton or Cumberland/Perry Counties.
Hours: Weekdays 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
New Visions Inc.
Supportive Living
Supportive Living services provide support to individuals living in community apartments. New Visions provides two levels of Supportive Living services. More intensive services are provided in Shippensburg and Carlisle where New Visions maintains a staff apartment in the same building as supported apartments so that there is staff available 24 hours a day. Individuals may also receive a less intensive level of support in Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Shippensburg, and Carlisle in their own apartments in the community where they have as much or little contact with staff as they need. In Newville, military veterans who have previously been homeless receive Supportive Living services in a 6-bedroom home with shared living space. Individuals receiving Supportive Living services work closely with a case manager to develop goals for independent living. The case managers also can attend important meetings and provide some transportation to appointments. Services should be accessed through the County Base Services Unit (BSU).
138 East King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Eligibility: Individuals who are referred to our agency must be 18 years of age, diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, and a resident of Franklin/Fulton or Cumberland/Perry Counties.
Hours: Weekdays 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
New Visions Inc.
Fairweather Lodge
Fairweather Lodge is a home where individuals establish their own support system which enables them to live independently in the community. Lodge members meet together regularly as a group where they develop problem-solving skills, living skills, leadership skills, and develop group decision making. They also work in the Lodge business, earning an income and making decisions for the business. Lodge members receive support from Lodge Coordinators who act in an advisory capacity, giving advice, teaching skills, providing information, offering employment assistance, and providing limited transportation services. The Lodge Coordinators work with Lodge members for 40 hours a week and are also available on-call 24 hours per day. New Visions has Fairweather Lodges in Newport, Carlisle, Shippensburg, and Chambersburg.
138 East King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Eligibility: Individuals who are referred to our agency must be 18 years of age, diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, and a resident of Franklin/Fulton or Cumberland/Perry Counties.
Hours: Weekdays 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health
Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health - Residential Services
Serves adults with behavioral health needs who will benefit from learning, growing and experiencing life in a community environment blended with families. Provides supervision of skills training, vocational/educational planning, psycho-social assessment, counseling and peer support in order to increase greater level of independence, interdependence, peer/family support and empowerment.
4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
The Orleans Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Office of Homeless Services
Office of Supportive Housing - AppleTree Center - Intake/Assessment for Women and Families
Services include: - Emergency shelter intake; - Permanent supportive housing placement and referrals; - Mental health assessments; - Drug/alcohol treatment referrals; - Case management; - Adult protective services; - Children and youth services; - Veterans' services
1430 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Passavant Memorial Homes
Passavant Memorial Homes - Lifesharing
Individuals live with a family or person in a private home. Offers a stable environment where people can share experiences in a safe, nurturing, and caring, household. Both children and adults with a variety of needs and challenges can be supported through Lifesharing.
100 Passavant Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Eligibility: Children and adolescents, male and female, with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses between the ages of 2 and 18.
Paxton Ministries
Hudson Street Apartments
Residents of Hudson Street are responsible to care for their own apartment and must be employed or engaged in meaningful activity. This small apartment complex is a community in and of itself as these "neighbors" share in birthdays, cookouts, and other community events. This housing is income based.
2001 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Paxton Ministries
Boas Street Lodge and Scenery Lodge
Residents of this home are required to care for their own rooms as well as shared common space. Residents need to be able to self-medicate, actively participate in house meetings, be employed and willing to share a home with people.
2001 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Allegheny County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1447647"target="blank">Achieva Support</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/846193"target="blank">Allegheny Valley School</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1074993"target="blank">Chartiers Community MH/MR Center Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1421495"target="blank">Lifesteps Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/880844"target="blank">Mercy Life Center Corporation</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/880883"target="blank">Milestone Centers Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/880915"target="blank">Mon Yough Community Services Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602566"target="blank">National Mentor Healthcare LLC</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399484"target="blank">NHS Pennsylvania</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399053"target="blank">Passavant Memorial Homes</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/884624"target="blank">Step By Step Inc. </a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Armstrong County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href=”https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1396445”target=”blank”>Community Living and Learning, Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/819477"target="blank">Fayette Resources Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1421495"target="blank">Lifesteps Inc.</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602627"target="blank">Lifestyle Support Services</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602633"target="blank">New Light Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399484"target="blank">NHS Pennsylvania</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399053"target="blank">Passavant Memorial Homes</a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Beaver County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399053"target="blank">Passavant Memorial Homes</a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Butler County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/846193"target="blank">Allegheny Valley School</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1423571"target="blank">ARC, Butler County</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602644"target="”blank">The Arc of Crawford County Inc. </a> Valley Special Needs Programs, Inc. : 724-547-0980 For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php'target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Fayette County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602646"target="blank">ARC, Fayette County</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/819477"target="blank">Fayette Resources Inc. </a> <a href="http://www.laurelhouseinc.org/"target="blank">Laurel House Incorporated</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/880844"target="blank">Mercy Life Center Corporation</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399053"target="blank">Passavant Memorial Homes</a> <pre>Supports, Inc.: Suzanne Mudger supports@zoominternet.net 814-337-8146</pre> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Greene County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1423852"target="blank">Greene ARC Inc. </a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Indiana County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href=”https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1396445”target=”blank”>Community Living and Learning, Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/819477"target="blank">Fayette Resources Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1421495"target="blank">Lifesteps Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602627"target="blank">Lifestyle Support Services</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602633"target="blank">New Light Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399484"target="blank">NHS Pennsylvania</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399053"target="blank">Passavant Memorial Homes</a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Mercer County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1379030"target="blank">Diversified Family Services Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1421495"target="blank">Lifesteps Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1377074"target="blank">MCAR</a> <a href="http://wholelifepa.org/"target="blank">Whole Life Services Inc. </a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Washington County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1447647"target="blank">Achieva Support</a> <a href="http://www.aadvantageinc.org/"target="blank">ARC Human Services Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1423852"target="blank">Greene ARC Inc.</a> <a href="http://www.milestonepa.org/"target="blank">Milestone Centers Inc.</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1602566"target="blank">National Mentor Healthcare LLC</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/884624"target="blank">Step By Step Inc.</a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Westmoreland County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). <b>If you take part in Lifesharing</b><ul><li>you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives</li><li>your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match</li><li>you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community</li><li>the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life</li><li>your birth family can continue to be involved in your life</li></ul><b>If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain</b><ul><li>a friend and companion</li><li>the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship</li><li>the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life</li><li>support of the Lifesharing community</li><li>a generous stipend</li><li>care breaks and training</li></ul> <b>County Provider</b> <a href="http://www.communitylivingcare.com/"target="blank">Community Living Care Inc. </a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399484"target="blank”>NHS Pennsylvania</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1399053"target="blank”>Passavant Memorial Homes</a> <a href="https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/1447645"target="blank”>Westmoreland ARC Proserv</a> For more information visit<ul><li><a href=” http://www.odpconsulting.net/topic-info/lifesharing-everyday-living-options/#.VK6TXnvlyFg”target=”blank”>PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.palifesharing.com/Home_Page.php"target="blank"> Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition</a></li></ul>
301 Fifth Avenue
Piatt Place, Rm 490
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Lifesharing in Lawrence County
Lifesharing, also known as Family Living, supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with qualified unrelated adults who provide support in their home. Up to two individuals with a disability can live in a lifesharing home and be supported by ODP funding. Most lifesharing homes are licensed and inspected to ensure the health and welfare of individuals being served. Individuals in lifesharing also have supports coordinators to monitor the quality of services on a regular basis. Lifesharing means living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharers offer individuals the opportunity to be part of a family and to participate in community life. Lifesharers and individuals are carefully matched and supported by qualified professionals to achieve the person’s program objectives. Birth families are encouraged to be part of the matching process and continue to have close relationships with individuals who choose a lifesharing option. Everyday Living options can be a variety of settings such as lifesharing, as well as support provided to individuals living in their own home, and in the homes of relatives and friends. Services in these settings are authorized based on individual support plans and monitored by supports coordinators on a regular basis as well. Individuals who choose these options come from a variety of places including community homes and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs/ID). If you take part in Lifesharing
  • you will be matched with a person or family who wants you to be part of their lives
  • your Individual Support Plan (ISP) Team which includes you, your birth family, supports coordinator and others will help you find the best match
  • you will be living and sharing experiences in a private home, and have opportunities to be active in your community
  • the Caregiver in your Lifesharing home will help you achieve your goals and desires for an everyday life
  • your birth family can continue to be involved in your life
If you are a Caregiver in Lifesharing you will gain
  • a friend and companion
  • the unique gifts and talents the individual brings to the relationship
  • the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life
  • support of the Lifesharing community
  • a generous stipend
  • care breaks and training
County Provider Diversified Family Services Inc. Fayette Resources Inc. Passavant Memorial Homes For more information visit
439 Countyline Street
Gettings Annex Building
New Castle, PA 16101
Eligibility: You may be eligible for Lifesharing if…
  • You have an intellectual disability and are registered with OID
  • You would like to live with a qualified, unrelated, caring adult or family in a private home
  • You have a residential need in your Individual Support Plan (ISP) and funding (ex. ID Consolidated Waiver)
You are eligible to be a Caregiver in Lifesharing if you…
  • pass a criminal background check
  • have child abuse clearances
  • have time to support a Lifesharing relationship
  • have the space to support a Lifesharing participant
  • have the ability to support the Lifesharing participant's needs
  • complete thorough trainings including:
    • First aid and Heimlich techniques
    • CPR, if medically necessary
    • Individual Support Plans (ISP) and putting them into practice
    • Family interactions and building relationship
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Mercy Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Services
Adult Treatment Facilities: day programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, providing education in self-care, socialization skills, pre-vocational training, and specialized therapy as needed. Supportive Counseling: individual, family, and group counseling. Recreational Programs: year-round activities for all ages. Family Resource Services: respite care, family aides, sitting service, recreation, speech therapy, or adaptive equipment. Community Living Arrangements: supervised housing providing guidance and counseling in daily living skills.
2129 Broadway Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Eligibility: Adults with an intellectual disability diagnosis
Hours: Hours vary by site and service, call for information
Preservation Management, Inc.
Heritage House Lewisburg Preservation Management, Inc.
Heritage House, located in Lewisburg, features spacious one bedroom apartment homes for those 62+ years of age and/or disabled. Residents enjoy spending time in the community room and beautifully landscaped courtyard area with a gazebo. Heritage House is located in close proximity to shopping, banking, pharmacies and medical facilities. 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance Spacious Closets Community Room Handicapped Accessible Courtyard & Gazebo Onsite Laundry Onsite Parking Trash Removal Onsite Management
50 N. Third St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Eligibility: 62 years of age or older or disabled. Income restrictions.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Resources for Human Development
Resources for Human Development - Human Service Programs
Offers a variety of programs addressing the following issues and populations: - Intellectual disabilities - Behavioral health - Addiction recovery - Homelessness prevention and services - Women and children - Family health and counseling - Youth development - Returning citizens - Economic development - Employment and training - Veterans issues - Nonprofit incubator - Outsider art
4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Suite 126
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Step-By-Step
Step-By-Step
Community residential services, intermediate care, and pre-vocational training services for adults with intellectual disabilities. As a state-wide agency, provides mental health residential services outside of Allegheny County.
275 Curry Hollow Road
Building 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Eligibility: Must have a professional diagnosis of intellectual disability
Hours: Office & adult training facility: 9:00am-5:00pm, weekdays; residential program: 24-hour service
TrueNorth Wellness Services
Supportive Living Program/Community Hospital Integration Project Program (CHIPP)
Our Supportive Living Program is designed to prevent psychiatric and medical re-hospitalization while giving individuals independent housing in a supportive environment. Residents have access to 24/7 staff support. The program is designed to help individuals obtain independence of living within the community as well as aid in learning skills such as daily living skills, money management skills, and self-care. Our trained staff also assists residents to work collaboratively with their medical professionals to understand their concerns and manage their medications. A referral from Franklin/Fulton MH/ID/EI is needed to set up an appointment.
272 South Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Eligibility: A referral from Franklin/Fulton MH/ID/EI is needed to set up an appointment
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 8:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
United Community Independence Programs
United Community Independence Programs - Clarion County
Residential Support. Day programs. Supported Employment.
11289 Route 322
Shippenville, PA 16254
Eligibility: Disabled individuals
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
United Community Independence Programs
United Community Independence Programs - Crawford County
Residential Support. Supported Employment. Self-Advocacy. Day services. Habilitation.
17999 Cussewago Road
Meadville , PA 16335
Eligibility: Disabled individuals
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
York Area Housing Group
Offers affordable, subsidized housing options for older adults, those experiencing a disability and/or qualify due to income.
  • Cloverfield-Kingston House address: 1243 West King Street. phone: 717-848-2927 and address:1500 Rodney Road. phone: 717-764-5464
    • Delphia House Apartments address: 350 E. Philadelphia Street. phone: 717-843-1064
    • Dutch Kitchen SRO (single room occupancy) address: 381 W. Market Street. phone: 717-846-5281
    • 312, 314 & 334 East King Street Apartments address: 3 Rathton Road. phone: 717-846-5281
    • 37 East Philadelphia Street address: 3 Rathton Road. phone: 717-846-5281
    • Green Meadow Apartments address: 20 Beaver Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019. phone: 717-432-2556
    • Highland Manor Apartments address: 36 Highland Manor Drive, Stewartstown, PA 17363. phone: 717-993-6541
  • 3 Rathton Road
    York, PA 17403
    Eligibility: Varies. Call for more information. Website has more information on eligibility.
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
    York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    York/Adams MH-IDD Program , Adams
  • Intellectual Disabilities Program
    • York/Adams MHIDD Program serves individuals in York and Adams Counties who need support and assistance with services for intellectual disabilities. Case managers are able to connect eligible clients with needed services.
    • INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES SERVICES: Offers case management or supports coordination to individuals with a qualifying diagnosis of an intellectual disability, developmental disability (ages 3 to 8) or autism. The supports coordinator can link to services and supports, including family support services, community participation supports (formally called day programming), supported employment, residential habitation, in-home and companion as well as respite. Referrals for intellectual disabilities services can be made by calling our office.
  • 525 Boyds School Road
    Suite 200
    Getttysburg, PA 17325
    Eligibility:
  • Living in York or Adams county
    • Eligibility is based on possessing an IQ of 69 or below prior to the identified individual's 22nd birthday.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    YCHSD, York/Adams MH-IDD Program, York
  • Intellectual Disabilities Program
    • York/Adams MHIDD Program serves individuals in York and Adams Counties who need support and assistance with services for intellectual disabilities. Case managers are able to connect eligible clients with needed services.
    • INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES SERVICES: Offers case management or supports coordination to individuals with a qualifying diagnosis of an intellectual disability, developmental disability (ages 3 to 8) or autism. The supports coordinator can link to services and supports, including family support services, community participation supports (formally called day programming), supported employment, residential habitation, in-home and companion as well as respite. Referrals for intellectual disabilities services can be made by calling our office.
  • 100 West Market Street
    Suite 301
    York, PA 17401
    Eligibility:
  • Living in York or Adams county
    • Eligibility is based on possessing an IQ of 69 or below prior to the identified individual's 22nd birthday.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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    Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health
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    Office of Homeless Services
    Office of Supportive Housing - AppleTree Center - Intake/Assessment for Women and Families
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    Resources for Human Development - Human Service Programs
    Step-By-Step
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    Supportive Living Program/Community Hospital Integration Project Program (CHIPP)
    United Community Independence Programs
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    United Community Independence Programs
    United Community Independence Programs - Crawford County
    York Area Housing Group
    York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    York/Adams MH-IDD Program , Adams
    York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    YCHSD, York/Adams MH-IDD Program, York
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