Supported living is a residential option that provides individuals living independently in the community with assistance in daily living. This service is available to individuals who own, lease, or rent their own homes. Supported Living services include outreach support and cluster living. Outreach support provides targeted hourly supports to individuals through one-on-one or group arrangements. Within cluster living, an on-site contractor provides ongoing support to a group of individuals who have homes close to one another (typically within the same apartment building).
Shared living is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. The home is the primary residence of both the individual being supported and the person offering support. Shared living includes home sharing and live-in support. Within home sharing, the contractor controls the home through ownership, lease, or rental. Within live-in support, the individual controls the home. Beconnected’s shared living program is called the Network of Home Living, or “NHL.”
Within staffed residential, support for daily living is provided to an individual or group of individuals by a team of staff who rotate through the home according to an established schedule that includes overnight hours.
Supports for Individuals and Families
Supports for Individuals and Families are typically provided for individuals and families who support and adult family member with a developmental disability. Services are designed to enhance the individual’s overall quality of life and to strengthen the family’s ability to manage.
Home-Maker – Is available to individuals who require basic housekeeping services or temporary personal care to successfully live in the community. May also be accessed by families providing ongoing unpaid residential support to an adult with a developmental disability.
Supports Coordination – Provision of supports related to information, resources and/or support to family members who face the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member with a disability.