Shared Living Mental Health Association (MHA)

Shared Living Mental Health Association (MHA)

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Contact Information

Mental Health Association (MHA)
Contact: Linda Kloss, Vice President of Residential and Support Services
Email Address: lkloss@mhainc.org
Phone: 413-734-5376

995 Worthington Street Springfield, MA 01109
Area Served: West

Map Location Shared Living

Narrative

Shared living is an alternative to a 24-hour group home for adults receiving services through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Shared Living providers welcome an individual into their stable and caring home environment while providing an appropriate level of care and receiving an income to do so. Providers include single parents, retirees, widows/widowers – anyone with room in their heart and their home to share all that life has to offer. 

In many cases, the individual supported through Shared Living becomes a permanent addition to a forever family. In other cases, where the individual has a goal to live independently, the provider may serve as a roommate and role model who helps the individual learn to achieve goals necessary for independent living. 

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Housing
  • Independent Living

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS