Shared Living

Description: Shared Living is a residential option that allows a person who receives funding from DDS to use their funding allocation to pay a caregiver to live in the residence where the person chooses to live. This may be in the person’s own home, in the person’s leased apartment/home, or in some exceptions, in the caregiver’s home or apartment.

The paid caregiver cannot be a legally responsible family member or legal guardian. The person receiving services from DDS and the paid caregiver are expected to share living expenses and the paid caregiver is expected to provide support to the person in return for the per diem wages/stipend they are provided.

The person and their paid caregiver must complete a Shared Living Agreement of Services which outlines the individualized support the paid caregiver will perform; how daily living rules and responsibilities will be shared and implemented and how living expenses will be split.

Shared Living must result in the person being integrated into usual activities of the family and community life. In addition, there must be opportunities for learning, developing and maintaining skills including ADL’s, IADL’s, social and recreation activities and personal enrichment.

Eligibility: The Shared Living option is available for any individual receiving residential funding from DDS.

Contact Information:

Chantel Johnson
Vice President of Community Support Services
Phone: (203) 389-2970, Ext. 1601
Fax: 203-397-0658
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Mailing Address:
Marrakech, Inc. 
Six Lunar Drive 
Woodbridge, CT 06525 

Main Phone: (203) 389-2970 
Main Fax: (203) 397-0658

Relevant Websites:

Department of Developmental Services

contact info

Marrakech Inc
Six Lunar Drive
Woodbridge, CT 06525
p: 203.389.2970
f: 203.397.0658

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