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Keystone Human Services Central PA Share Your Home
Every person needs a home where they can belong. Keystone Human Services Central PA connects adults with intellectual disabilities with families who are willing to share their homes and their lives.
Keystone Human Services Central PA’s Lifesharing Thru Family Living services match families with children and adults who have an intellectual disability. As a residential alternative to a group home, Lifesharing is based on the philosophy that enduring relationships are the foundation of learning life skills, developing self esteem and participating in family, community and civic activities. Each person has the opportunity to live in a family environment and grow and develop to his or her fullest potential.
Lifesharing is not the only way families can share their home. Families can provide respite care, a temporary service offering children and adults a home when their own family is unable to care for them.
Lifesharing (Host) families receive training from Keystone Human Services Central PA, and most homes will be licensed through the Department of Public Welfare. Families receive a daily stipend for the care they provide. Agency staff provides support with problem-solving and obtaining resources for our Lifesharing families.
Basic Qualifications of Host Families
All households must complete Keystone’s home study process. Each individual or family who opens their home must also have a strong support system. Families must meet educational workshop requirements, including CPR and first aid training, and must pass criminal history and DPW clearances.
Individuals or families should live in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton or York Counties.
Apply to Share Your Home
For more information or to apply to share your life and home, contact the Senior Division Director at 717-541-8322.