Home Shared Living

Home sharing is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. Home sharing may be offered by community-based agencies or directly by CLBC. Homes may be owned or rented by the home sharing provider or by the individual requiring support. In some situations, the home sharing provider’s family lives in the home. In others, people live together as roommates in a reciprocal relationship.

In most situations, home sharing involves very close relationships. The individuals within the home share not only their physical space, but also their lives. The members of the home spend a lot 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. Members of the home generally go their own ways and come together at specific times or for specific purposes.

Individuals tend to choose this option because it provides an ideal balance of support and independence. It is entirely person-centred in that it allows individuals to select a home sharing provider and home environment that meet their unique goals and preferences. Support is flexible and evolves according to the individuals’ changing needs. For some, home sharing is a stepping-stone to even greater independence. For others, it is an arrangement that will last for many years.

News Updates

Now Hiring: Community Support Workers

We are currently seeking Community Support Workers in Queen Charlotte and Skidegate. Staff will be part of a team helping adults with developmental disabilities to develop skills to achieve greater independence and community involvement on a 1 to1 basis.


Staff will deliver personalized program planning to individuals based on the unique interests and needs of each individual. The programs for individuals emphasize employment and volunteering, recreation, social engagement, life skills, and health and wellness.
 

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Seeking Home Shared Living Providers

Haida Gwaii Society for Community Peace is seeking several interested  parties to share their homes  with persons with developmental disabilities.

Shared living providers welcome an individual into their home and offer a warm and inclusive living environment. Both parties are matched according to their strengths, needs, experience, interests, and personalities.

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