Shared Living and Adult Foster Care (AFC)


Shared Living

Shared living is an option for people seeking a caregiver in the community.This is a service provided by a paid caregiver who offers 24/7 oversight and support to a person in his/her care. CRC facilitates connections between caregivers and persons served that are mutually beneficial and supportive.

Adult Foster Care (AFC)

AFC offers services similar to Shared Living, but is funded through insurance. AFC is available to people receiving Mass Health / Medicaid insurance benefits who also require assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADL’s): personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, eating, mobility, etc.

Join our Team of Shared Living and Adult Foster Care Providers

CRC Shared Living (SL) and Adult Foster Care Programs (AFC) match individuals with disabilities to members of the community who provide care at home, much like a family member. Shared Living and AFC is an alternative to traditional residential service models for people with disabilities. It invites creative ways for people to live, problem solve, and celebrate together!

CRC provides ongoing training and support to Shared Living and Adult Foster Care Providers to make sure that they have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to provide excellent care. Providers also receive a tax-free stipend for their time.

If you have a passion for helping others and would like to provide care and share your life with person with disabilities in your home, please contact Director of SL and AFC Sara Foster at 978-374-9122 extension 215 or sfoster@crc-mass.org

Please take a look at our brochures and applications below for more details

Shared Living Brochure

AFC Brochure

Please find our SL/AFC Application here

Please find our Questionnaire for new potential providers here

Individuals interested in enrolling for Shared Living or AFC Services

CRC Shared Living (SL) and Adult Foster Care Programs (AFC) match individuals with disabilities to members of the community who provide care at home, much like a family member. Shared Living and AFC is an alternative to traditional residential service models for people with disabilities. It invites creative ways for people to live, problem solve, and celebrate together!

If you are an individual or a family member interested in having a loved one receive support in a Shared Living or AFC arrangement, please contact Director of SL and AFC Sara Foster at 978-374-9122 extension 215 sfoster@crc-mass.org.