Shared Living Collaborative


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    The Shared Living Collaborative (SLC) creates and celebrates opportunities for all involved to engage in self-directed, meaningful, and purposeful employment, activities, and relationships. Unique, highly individualized, and holistic approaches enable a vibrant and mutually beneficial dynamic throughout all aspects of our occupational, residential, and community life.

    Emphasis on the human spirit and human rights, joy for living, and hopefulness, coupled with wholesome and skilled supports results in a nourishing and effective environment, allowing all to pursue goals and visions to the fullest.

    At the very heart of these fundamental values and principles are Shared Living and Therapeutic Foster Care Homes, allowing for numerous, diverse community-based settings, facilitating Person Centered Planning, options for choice and self- determination, and our strong belief that everyone must have the opportunity to live a life like “any other” defined by purpose, hopes and dreams, responsible risk-taking, a high quality of life, social connections, and contributions to communities.

    The Shared Living Collaborative was founded and incorporated in 2007 and successfully supports children and adults with very complex needs, and a history of frequent hospitalizations and failed placements, who have previously resided in more restrictive settings.

    The SLC is highly invested in creating safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for all youths supported including youths with severe cognitive, developmental, behavioral, mental health, and medical disabilities.


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Behavioral Health, Disabled Adults and/or Children, Education and Job Training