img_9380“It is a blessing to find a home,” explains Allison with a wide smile. Allison and Carol, her Shared Living Provider were introduced through Alternatives and clicked right away. During a series of meetings they discovered how many interests they shared and found they really enjoyed spending time together.

It’s been more than a year since Allison moved in with Carol and things are still going great. She is thriving in her new home, which she describes and warm and comfortable. She’s made wonderful connections with Carol’s friends and family, and Carol and Allison’s mother have developed a positive, trusting relationship.

Trips to Maine to pick blueberries and go shopping are just one example of the active lives Allison and Carol share. Allison really feels that she’s found a place where she truly belongs, and it’s no wonder. After all, what could be better than having your housemate throw a birthday party for you and your friends, including a cake with a picture of your favorite cat!

Of course, there’s work to be done as well, and Allison enjoys sharing household responsibilities.

Allison and Carol are what Shared Living is all about – living together in an environment of mutual respect and support with a healthy dose of fun. A perfect recipe for happiness and success.