We currently support more than 110 people, living throughout the state, in Shared Living Arrangements (SLAs) – more than any other agency in the state. Some of our participants have been with the same Home Provider for ten years.

We are dedicated to being Rhode Island’s provider of choice for both Shared Living and Community Connections services. We accomplish this by putting the people we support at the center of all we do and by providing excellent customer service to all team participants including guardians, social case workers, and family members. This commitment is demonstrated by the fact that we respond to more requests for emergency services than any other Shared Living provider in the state.

Our Rhode Island management team has great expertise and experience in providing services for people with a broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities. That depth of experience allows us to provide comprehensive, personalized and inclusive services to meet the very unique needs of each person we serve.

Please contact us if we can help find the supports that are a just-right fit for you or the person you care about.

Our Rhode Island Services

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Shared Living Arrangements (SLAs)

The SLA model is based on carefully matching a person in need of support with a host family in a natural home, as opposed to an institutional environment.

The person receiving support:

  • Is an active participant in the process of selecting the host family.
  • Benefits from having supports, meals and activities that are a good fit for them.
  • Has the experience of a nurturing family-like environment.
  • Receives the highest level of individualized care and community integration, compared to any other residential model.

With more than twenty years of experience helping hundreds of people thrive in Shared Living homes, Living Innovations has the knowledge and dedicated professional staff to bring about optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions about Shared Living Arrangements

Community Connections

Strengthening communities through the inclusion of all people to the highest degree possible is a core value of Living Innovations.

Community Connections is:

  • Community-based and not dependent on a facility.
  • Takes advantage of local educational, social and employment opportunities.
  • Facilitates the development of “natural supports” – relationships with people other than paid staff.
  • Is individualized to the needs, desires, and interests of participants.
  • Is focused on enhancing health, safety and independent living skills.

The highest priority for most people in Community Connections is to find a job. We assist participants in developing job skills and in searching for and obtaining a job when they are ready.

A Mission & Values Driven Organization

Living Innovations provides support to people with disabilities to have a good life at home and in the community.

  • Supporting People is First

    We believe each person is valuable and will put individuals at the center of all we do.

  • Honor All Support Providers

    Our direct support providers are the key to our success.

  • Strengthen Communities

    We believe that by including all people, communities become stronger.

  • Uncompromising Honesty and Integrity

    We embrace the highest standards of ethics in all of our relationships, services and business practices.

  • Never Give Up

    We will work creatively to support lives, building on people’s strengths.

  • Optimistic and Cheerful

    We will be positive, pleasant and hopeful.

  • Growth Through Innovation

    We will find new and better ways to serve people, and grow our organization.

  • Teamwork

    We will work well with others in the interest of the individuals and families we support.

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