Latham Centers’ Adult Services Program will host a Shared Living Information Session on Monday, March 19, 2018 at CapeSpace in Hyannis. Prospective providers who live on Cape Cod or in Plymouth County are invited to learn about opening their home to an adult with disabilities; drop-in hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Shared Living model of support to an individual with special needs has been embraced by many families of individuals with disabilities as a way their adult son or daughter can safely live a more independent life in a supported home setting. Shared Living providers are carefully matched with the individual they will support, and the provider earns a monthly stipend.

Latham Centers’ Adult Services Program provides a continuum of services, from group residences to shared living to independent living, all with a common goal of helping the individual thrive—both at home and in the community—with individualized supports. The Shared Living Information Session is an opportunity to ask questions of Latham’s Adult Services managers as well as experienced Shared Living providers.

Latham Centers’ mission is to compassionately and creatively help children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi syndrome, to lead meaningful, abundant lives. Founded in 1970, Latham Centers is world-renowned for its expertise and success in working with individuals with PWS, a rare genetic disorder with no known cure. Latham’s Adult Services Shared Living Program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. Latham Centers is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

For additional information about the Shared Living Program, contact Greg Powers at gpowers@lathamcenters.org.