Shared Living Program

Shared Living gives individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live with people in the community who have chosen to open their homes and provide needed structure and support.  Matches are often made based on interests shared by hosts and participants—from art, music, and sports to volunteering.


An Employment Opportunity

We provide hosts with training and ongoing support in their work with people who often struggle with some of the daily tasks of living.  Program staff help hosts facilitate individuals’ employment, health appointments, and recreation.   Participants in the program have coordinated care plans, including clinical and rehabilitative support from providers at ServiceNet and in the community.

Application Process

Shared Living may be an employment option for you if:

  •  Enjoy working with people
  •  You welcome the chance to learn from a person who experiences the world in unique and sometimes challenging ways 
  •  You would like to provide an individual with disabilities the same kind of care you would to a family member 

Hosts are paid a monthly stipend for their time, and receive funds to cover the individual’s living expenses.   To learn more, contact the Human Resources office (413) 387-1110 or email

Learn More

Come to one of our information sessions to learn more about this employment opportunity!

355 Front Street, Chicopee - August 25, 6:30pm

21 Mohawk Trail, Greenfield - September 20, 6:30pm

296 Nonotuck Street, Florence - September 27, 6:30pm

296 Nonotuck Street, Florence - October 17, 6:30pm

355 Front Street, Chicopee - October 22, 10:00am