Celebrating Caregivers – Alisa’s Story

This week we shine the spotlight on one of our amazing Shared Living caregivers, Alisa, who shares her life with two women, each of whom has very different cultural and religious backgrounds. Alisa fosters a home filled with love, acceptance, happiness, and mutual respect for others. Alisa and the two women she cares for enjoy celebrating the cultural diversity that surrounds them and have developed a very strong bond.

Getting Comfortable with Conversations about Dating and Sex – It’s Real Talk!

While dating can be challenging and awkward for everyone, a recent article published on CBC brings light to the difficulties of dating for people with Asperger’s and Autism. We also talk about Real Talk, a sexual health initiative for people living with cognitive disabilities, their supporters, caregivers and staff.

Sharing Homes and Lives: How One Agency Redefines Caregiving

When the Pollock family opened their home to Marc, they got more than just a roommate – they got a brother, a son, and a new extension of their family they may not have expected. Read about their story and the Shared Living program offered by posAbilities.

Where John Found Home

“This has never felt like a job or contract, it feels like we’re doing the right thing and helping somebody out." Discover what happened when Shared Living Provider, Maggie, opened up her loving home to John, a person with disabilities.

Back to the Drawing Board

How can we use art to provoke meaning in our lives and the lives of our persons served? The Meaning Project and Alternatives Creations Studio have been exploring ways to infuse meaning and purpose into our culture. Art Facilitator, Jessika, describes her creative approach at the studio and why art isn’t all just paint and paper.