Fayette Resources’ Life Sharing Program is an alternative way to provide community living for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
The individuals live in a host family’s home and are included as part of the family’s everyday life. This arrangement, for the individual, provides consistency for long-term relationships and enjoying the benefits of being included as a family member.
Family Living through Life Sharing
Since its inception, the Life Sharing Program has offered long-lasting and meaningful commitments to the individuals, their guardians, and/or legal representatives who participate in the program. By sharing everyday events such as family dinners and milestones such as cultural events, holiday celebrations, new and additional family members (births and adoptions), and graduations of family members, both the participating individual and his or her Life Sharing family develops long-lasting relationships which improve all consumer’s quality of life.
Fayette Resources seeks families…
…in our local communities to provide the Life Sharing experience to individuals. Families can be comprised of various constellations, i.e., a single person or married couple, having or not having children in the home. Fayette Resources welcomes inquiries from anyone willing to share his or her life and home with a person with intellectual disabilities and/or a mental health diagnosis. Subsidized by the county and state, that help support the program, giving families an opportunity to work within their own home and be compensated accordingly. Fayette Resources supports and guides each Life Sharing Provider in meeting the needs of the individual living in their home and plays an essential role as a member of the individual’s treatment team.
Individuals have the opportunity to develop a daily schedule of attending a day program which enhances their growth and skill development. Comprehensive training is provided to each family before an individual is placed in their home. This training and ongoing annual training enable the family to become familiar with Fayette Resources’ policies and procedures, family dynamics, and sustained emphasis on everyday living skills.
Fayette Resources’ Life Sharing program creates an ideal environment for the individual to transition smoothly into the community.