Shared living caregivers provide safe, nurturing and inclusive home and social lives to adults in need of support and companionship.
We match caregivers and people through an extensive screening process that includes finding compatible interests, desired lifestyle, and language and cultural preferences in communities where individuals desire to live.
Caregivers work within a person’s Individualized Support Planning team to support those in Shared Living in having opportunity to live authentic, quality lives.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (413)588-2966
· Central Mass: Suzanne Robichaud, email@example.com or (508)927-2834
· Boston Metro and North East: Akeia Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org or (781)506-6849
· Southern Mass: Josh McKiernan, email@example.com or (774)404-4081
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 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.
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.