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Programs that identify and enlist people who are willing to provide living arrangements in their homes for children who need an alternative family living environment; offer services that augment and support those that are available through the family unit; or link individuals who are in need of these services with appropriate providers.

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Caring FamiliesThe Caring Families program is a domiciliary program that matches individuals experiencing mental illness, mental retardation or the effects of aging, and who seek personal support, fulfillment and a meaningful presence in the community, with families who are well suited to their lives and lifestyles. The Caring Families Program coordinates living arrangements for one to three individuals in a family's home. These arrangements include room and board, as well as personal care services for adults who cannot live independently but who do not require 24-hour institutional or nursing care. DauphinKeystone Community Mental HealthKeystone Mental Health
Life Sharing Through Family LivingLife Sharing provides the opportunity for each person with a developmental disability to grow and develop to his or her fullest potential. Life Sharing is often an alternative to Residential Living. People with a developmental disability are matched with host families who, in exchange for financial reimbursement, provide comprehensive supports in a home environment. DauphinKHS - Central PAKHS - Central PA

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