How does my family become a Shared Living Provider?

To obtain an application to become a Shared Living Provider, or to learn more about Shared Living services, contact Chris Dial at 620.231.3131 or 800.479.0259 (toll free).

What are the basic requirements for a Shared Living Provider?

A Shared Living Provider must be able to pass all background and driver’s license checks, and the home must have a bedroom for the individual.

What if my family situation changes and I can no longer provide Shared Living Services?

Shared Living services contracts may be cancelled by either the shared living provider or the individual, but a 30-day notice of cancellation is required. A secondary plan is in place for any individual placed with a shared living provider to ensure that the individual’s needs are met in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

My family is interested in becoming a Shared Living Provider. Do we get to select the person who will live with us?

Potential Shared Living Providers must complete an interview process with the individual seeking Shared Living services to ensure a successful match between the individual and the family.

Will my family receive any training before becoming a Shared Living Provider?

Yes. Annual required trainings are provided for Shared Living Providers, as well as additional opportunities for training that are specific to the needs of the individual who is seeking the Shared Living service.

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