Living with Others

Living with Others

Community living is an enormous change from today’s nuclear family, but one that can be most fun and enriching. You will be living in a house, with long-term coworkers who serve as houseparents, one or two other volunteer coworkers, and four to six young adults with special needs. In addition to the young people with special needs and other coworkers, you may also be living with the young children and teens of the long-term coworkers. In other words, you may live with ten to twelve people.

You will have your own bedroom, but living with such a large household will mean privacy is always a challenge for everyone. The practical and social aspects of the household will demand a lot of your time and participation, but you will also have some time in each day for yourself.