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Become an AFC Caregiver

If you are caring for an adult family member who has a disability or would like to assume care, Nonotuck offers the supports and services you need to keep your family member in their home and community.

Family caregivers receive support and guidance from Nonotuck’s multidisciplinary team of Program Directors, Clinicians, Registered Nurses, and Care Managers and receive a generous stipend and respite services, as needed.

How To Apply

Nonotuck employs four Placement Specialists across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who guide interested applicants through the qualification process and then work with program staff and the referral source to make a match. To begin the application and qualification process, contact the Placement Specialist in your area. The Placement Specialists are located regionally:

  • Western Mass: Nichole Bourke, bourke@nonotuck.com or (413)588-2966
  • Central Mass: Suzanne Robichaud, robichaud@nonotuck.com or (508)927-2834
  • Boston Metro/ South Coast: Charles Mills mills@nonotuck.com or (413) 727-2822
  • Southeastern Mass/Cape: Janet Munro, munro@nonotuck.com, (413) 727-2676
  • Northeastern MA: Samantha Samantha Chhrech, chhrech@nonotuck.com, (978) 409-9432 

    Your Placement Specialist will send you an application packet. Upon receipt of the completed application, the Placement Specialist will schedule a home visit to meet with your and your family and begin the screening process. The process includes an interview/home study, home safety inspection, CORI and fingerprint check and reference check. You must be certified in CPR/first aid before you can begin supporting someone.

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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