Shared Living Opportunity Available in/near Franklin or Hampshire County
Pathlight is actively seeking a couple to share their home with a young woman named “B.”
B. has a close relationship with her parents and often goes to visit them on the weekends (either to Orange or Belchertown, MA). Our priority is to find a home within reasonable travel distance to them, while keeping in mind she attends her day program 5 days a week at Riverside Industries in Easthampton. As B. also frequently takes classes at Milestones in Hadley, we are focusing our search for her future home to be those located IN OR NEARHampshire or Franklin county.
Having been described by staff who have worked with her as “caring, lively, and sassy-yet sweet,” B. is also known for her LOVE of dance! When she isn’t taking a Zumba class or busting out some freestyle moves, B. can be found hanging out with friends or playing up her theatrical side in performances put on by Whole Children. She also enjoys music, concerts, and the humor that comes from a solid inside joke.
B. likes animals but will need some one-on-one attention, so a home without children is probably best. Since Covid, she has been learning to use a tablet in order to keep in touch with friends, staff, and family. We are hoping that her future care provider(s) will know how to use one as well or be tech savvy enough to learn in order to lend a helping hand when needed. Ideal candidates for this contract position would have skills in working with this population (though not required), be able to establish good routines, set and maintain reasonable boundaries and limits, and provide structure. Best matches for B. particularly would be an active household that enjoys doing activities, going on outings, and those who keep in mind and take into consideration her interest and personality. Good communication skills and flexibility are a must.
Caregivers receive a generous, annual TAX-FREE stipend, as well as respite care and ongoing support from Pathlight’s team.
If interested in this rewarding opportunity visit https://www.pathlightgroup.org/programs-and-services/shared-living/ to fill out a Shared Living interest form, or call (413) 732-0531 Ext. 148 to speak with Mary D.