Shared Living Collaborative

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Contact Information

Shared Living Collaborative
Contact: Daniela Morse , Executive Director
Email Address: dmorse@sharedlivingcollaborative.org
Phone: 978-346-8802

43 Highland Road Merrimac, MA 01860-1006
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Shared Living Collaborative

Narrative

The Shared Living Collaborative (SLC) creates and celebrates opportunities for all involved to engage in self-directed, meaningful, and purposeful employment, activities, and relationships.  Unique, highly individualized, and holistic approaches enable a vibrant and mutually beneficial dynamic throughout all aspects of our occupational, residential, and community life.

Emphasis on the human spirit and human rights, joy for living, and hopefulness, coupled with wholesome and skilles

supports results in a nourishing and effective environment, allowing all to pursue goals and visions to the fullest.

At the very heart of these fundamental values and principles are Shared Living and Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, allowing for numerous, diverse community-based settings, facilitating Person Centered Planning, options for choice and self- determination, and our strong belief that everyone must have the opportunity to live a life like “any other” defined by purpose, hopes and dreams, responsible risk-taking, a high quality of life, social connections, and contributions to communities.

The Shared Living Collaborative was founded and incorporated in 2007 and successfully supports children and adults with very complex needs, and a history of frequent hospitalizations and failed placements, who have previously resided in more restrictive settings.

The SLC is highly invested in creating safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for all youths supported including youths with severe cognitive, developmental, behavioral, mental health, and medical disabilities.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Community Based Day Program
  • Day Activity
  • Family Support
  • Group Homes
  • In-program Transportation
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Socialization Activities
  • Speech Therapy

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Community Supports Program
  • Day/Work Activity
  • Financial Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Housing
  • Independent Living
  • Information/Referral
  • Personal Care
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Respite
  • Self-Advocacy Training
  • Service Animals
  • Transportation

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Other

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Easy Transfer Dental Chair
  • Free Transport
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Services at Home
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, MassHealth, Medicare, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS