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The idea of “home” has deep emotional meaning and it plays a significant role in our lives. It is where the day begins and ends, and it serves as a safe-haven for most, a foundation of familiarity.

Alternatives residential programs offer a multitude of home settings based on the needs of the individuals served. Home-based services include Adult Family Care, Shared Living, Group Living and Supported Living.

Gail’s Story

Auntie Gail. That’s Gail Hisoire’s new title in the Rutz household, and it makes her feel all the more like a true member of the family. Through Alternatives’ Shared Living Program, Gail moved in a year ago with Karen and Darin Rutz, her host family. At the time, the couple was a family of two, but baby Grace soon made it three. As a bona fide member of the extended clan, Gail has been dubbed Auntie Gail. “She’s done so great with the baby. Gail will be a perfect aunt as Grace grows up,” Karen Rutz said. Read More or Watch a Video

Other Stories of Success

Glenn’s Story

“Glenn’s life, qualitatively, has been saved.” Watch

The Ariel Family’s Story

AFC has brought the Ariel family closer together and has given them the peace of mind to, as Deb Ariel says, “just be and not worry.” Read

Jason’s Story

Dedicated volunteer, hard worker, enthusiastic participant… Jason is a very busy guy. Read

Sean’s Story

Sean Bissonnetts’s future is looking bright. Read.