HOME SHARING is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support.
Home sharing is a very broad and flexible label that includes a wide variety of arrangements. In some situations, home sharing involves very close relationships. The individuals within the home share not only their physical space, but also their lives. The members of the home spend a lot of time together and are actively involved in one another's daily activities. In other situations, the home sharing arrangement is characterized by more independent relationships. The members of the home generally go their own ways and come together at specific times or for specific purposes.