Care Provider(s) Needed for Sociable Woman
Pathlight is seeking a person or couple to share their home with “M.” M. is 42 going on 43, and has lived with her current care provider for over a decade. Unfortunately, that family must move so the search for her next perfect placement match begins!
As M. has a close relationship with her family, our priority is to find a future home near them, while keeping in mind the location of her day program. Towns of particular interest are West Springfield, Easthampton, Northampton, Amherst, South Deerfield, and Greenfield.
Beyond a logistical match, we are looking for someone who can appreciate M.’s many interests, talents, and her wonderful personality. She is a part of a singing group; likes dancing; is a fan of the TV show Family Feud; and enjoys going to the library, YMCA, tag sales, and out to eat. During the week, M. either attends her day program or goes to her job (where she is known for her work ethic). She’s a good friend with a helpful heart, is quite humorous, and values her independence.
M. has cerebral palsy, but can get around fine on her own. She also loves children and pets. Ideal candidates would have skills in working with individuals with developmental disabilities (though not required), be able to establish clear and consistent routines, set reasonable limits, and provide structure. Care Providers should also be willing to help M. continue to gain independence in her life. An open heart, reliability, maturity, and flexibility are required.
If interested in this rewarding opportunity (OR know someone who might be a good fit), call 413-731-4552 or fill out the Shared Living Interest form here.