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Creating Communities: The Benefits of Shared Living

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Posted: Mar 02, 2023| Categories: Uncategorized

VTDigger is excited to work with Vermont Care Partners to promote the much-needed services of its sixteen respective member agencies which, includes NCSS. They also understand how important it is for our elected officials to know how to support the needs of Vermonters.

This thirteen-week series is a collaboration produced by members of the Vermont Care Partners statewide network of sixteen non-profit, community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disability support.

Below is the eighth installment of the series from Families First and other members of the Developmental Services Action Consortium highlighting the benefits of shared living.

For Lysa Mosca and Katharine Breunig, living together was serendipitous. When they first met three years ago, Lysa was doing respite work and Katharine sometimes stayed with her when her own shared living provider was away. 

“We got to know each other and really enjoyed each other,” Mosca said. 

The two developed a relationship and, though Mosca wasn’t intending to become a shared living provider herself, when Katharine needed someone in that role, it just made sense. 

They have been together in a shared living environment for about a year now, and really enjoy it.

Shared living provides care, companionship and support to people who need assistance with their daily lives — an inclusive, person-first approach that empowers a person to make their own choices, with the security of knowing help is there.  Read more…

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