Shared Living

Transforming Lives Together

GoodLife’s Shared Living program (also called GoodLife’s Professional Family Teaching Model, or PFTM) homes are a supported living arrangement where an individual, couple, or family share their home with a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD). 

PFTM arrangements closely replicate a private home experience to maximize the individual’s independence and quality of life. Providers are pre-screened, professionally trained, and carefully matched with an individual. Often, these arrangements flow from a previous relationship the provider has with an individual with needs.  PFTM homes provide a safe, comfortable, and long term home environment that naturally fosters true community integration, consistent support, and opportunities for new learning skills.

A Lifestyle Choice

​Family-style living is one of the most attractive aspects of Shared Living. The family-style atmosphere is vital and plays a significant role in the care of people with special needs.

Family Teaching

Professional Family Teachers are the program’s most valuable resource.  Providers are not only screened, trained, and monitored but they are respected, valued, and supported in all aspects of family life.

It’s in the Numbers

100% Icon

Satisfaction

Since 2016, all of the Parents and Guardians of individuals served within the PFTM program report being either satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of services provided to their family member.

7% Icon

Stability

National turnover exceeds 50%, often nearing 70% for residential programs, but the average staff turnover within the PFTM is just 7%.

5+ Icon

Longevity

PFTM homes have an average length of placement of 5 years, and GoodLife’s longest PFTM home placement has been paired for more than 15 years.

Left Quote

Naunna Delgado

Professional Family Teacher

Our professional family home is the perfect space for our extended family. What makes it even more special is the fact that we have all contributed to making it comfortable, cozy and functional! Not just my husband and I but also our two children and the two guys we've served for more then 10 years have had a lot of input in how things are organized logistically and aesthetically. We've been blessed to live and grow together as a professional family in a wonderful neighborhood in a beautiful home, surrounded by friends, neighbors and a great support system.

IMG_2629

Core Values

- Treating Individuals with Dignity and Respect
- Ensuring Safe Professional Family Homes
- Developing and Maintaining Meaningful Relationships
- Developing Individualized and Continual Learning Opportunities
- Ensuring Opportunities for Safe and Meaningful Choices
- Enhancing Community Integration

Parents/Guardians 

Are you a parent/guardian interested in receiving more information about Shared Living Services?  

Click the button below and fill out the form.

APPLY HERE

​If you have additional questions, contact:

​Stephanie Thorne, Director of Intake
stephaniethrone@mygoodlife.org or 785-979-1922.
P&G FAQs

Providers
Do you have a special connection with someone receiving services?  Are you ready to take your caregiving career to the next level?  We look forward to connecting with you about this amazing program and opportunity.

To learn more about becoming a shared living provider, contact:

Natalie Quinn, PFTM Quality Specialist
pftmprogram@mygoodlife.org or 785-917-1752.
Provider FAQs

Right Quote

Ed

Shared Living Resident

I am so happy! This is my home and my family now. I love living here because I get to learn new things and make new friends.

Interested?

Fill out this form and we'll get you in touch with the right person

Image collage of GoodLife members & staff

Welcome to the GoodLife!

Great news! After 44 years serving individuals with disabilities, CLO has expanded its mission under a new parent company called GoodLife Innovations, Inc. New name, new website, same belief: a purposeful life of choice, dignity, and independence is possible for those with diverse abilities. Come along as we continue to make a meaningful difference.

Skip to content