Benefits of Becoming a Shared Living Provider

Benefits of Becoming a Shared Living Provider

Are you a Direct Service Provider (DSP) looking for a stable, rewarding job you can do from home?  Working as a Shared Living Contractor may be the perfect career opportunity for you! In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of becoming a Shared Living Provider and how to get started as one. What is Shared Living? Shared Living (also known… read more

Michelle focuses on family in her shared living journey

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Michelle Ray believes family support can change the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). She and her family have been providing that support since 2006 as part of GoodLife’s shared living program as a Professional Extended Family Provider. Over the years, the family has shared their home with seven (7) individuals.  Michelle began her career with GoodLife… read more

GoodLife U Episode 8: Professional Extended Families

Welcome to Episode 8 of our GoodLife U Video Blog Series, with Dr. Mike Strouse. This month we are excited to talk with you about our Professional Extended Family Model, which is similar to other Shared Living programs, or what some would call “host homes;” however, our model has some distinct differences, and we’ve learned a lot across the last… watch now

A parent’s perspective: Meet Allison Frizell

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When Allison and Trip Frizell’s son Tom was diagnosed with Autism in the early 1980’s at age three, they quickly learned that services and support for children with special needs was hard to find near their home in Kansas City.   “We heard about a group of parents working together with the University of Kansas on an intensive applied behavioral analysis… read more

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