Home Share

HOME SHARING IS MORE THAN JUST SHARING A HOME

What is Home Sharing?

Home sharing is when a person in the community shares their home with an individual with diverse-abilities. As a home share provider, you will provide a safe, respectful, patient and supportive service to foster an individual’s independence and growth in a manner that reflects their lifestyle choices.

When you become a home share provider, you will be matched with an individual who shares similar interests and lifestyle, and whose needs complement your support capabilities. Each individual is unique in the support that they require, and each individual has their own set of skills and knowledge just as anyone else. They may require assistance with health, wellness, hygiene, transportation, personal and civic responsibilities, recreation, socialization, or domestic life skills.

Supports and service hours are provided as outlined in each home share contract, which is typically when the person or persons are at home. Funding for this service is provided through CLBC and private sources.

When you open the doors to your home through Home Sharing, you’re really opening up your heart and your family’s heart, helping to improve the quality of life for someone with diverse-abilities.

If you are interested in learning about Home Sharing or becoming a home share provider, please email Helen Phelan at lpn@pathwayskelowna.ca or Laryssa Rock at hsm@pathwayskelowna.ca.

Home Share Service Handbook Dec 2019

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