Shared Living

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Contact Information

Multicultural Community Services (MCS) of the Pioneer Valley
Contact: Wendy Dagle, Director
Email Address:
Phone: 413-782-2500 x381

1000 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA 01109
Area Served: West

Map Location Shared Living


Shared Living is a residential support in which an individual with developmental and intellectual disabilities resides with another, non-disabled person or host family. Efforts are made to match an individual with an optimal living situation that offers an appropriate level of support and supervision as well as oversight, training and assistance by the provider agency.

Individuals will live in a qualified setting with trained, paid independent contractors or Care Providers. Care Providers will receive a tax-free stipend to provide daily support with personal care needs in a family setting rather than a residential or congregate care facility. Care Providers are required to provide meals, companionship, personal care assistance and 24-hour supervision. Host families may be individuals, couples or families.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Housing

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS