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Lycoming County United Way
Description of Service
Families can provide this service to individuals with mental retardation by sharing their homes and lives with developmentally disabled individuals who have a desire to live in a home setting. For their involvement, the Lifesharing Provider receives a monthly stipend for services rendered. Placements are made using a “matching” process.
Clinton County, Lycoming County, Columbia County, Snyder County, Union County, Montour County
To become a Lifesharing Provider, an application is submitted, after contacting the agency. A Hope Enterprises Inc. employee conducts a family study, which provides information about the family, their home, and activities. This assists in making the right match between individual and family. Individuals referred to the Lifesharing Program will have the opportunity to visit with the family, prior to moving in, to insure that this living situation suits everyone’s lifestyle and needs.