Shared Living

Continuous Care While Living in a Family Home Setting

Ohio Shared Living (OSL) is a residential service option that allows individuals to receive continuous care and support while living in a family home setting. The Goals of OSL are to enhance community integration for the person served and reduced turnover in the person’s life, subsequently enhancing service continuity and relationships.

Once known as “Adult Foster Care,” OSL is a flexible and completely personalized residential service option available through Individual Options Waiver.

In order to receive OSL services, a person must be eligible for Medicaid and the County Board must authorize funding. You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Diagnosed by the age of 22 with a developmental disability
  • Have substantial functional limitations in at least three of these areas: self-care, mobility, learning, capacity for independent living, and understanding and the use of language

Are you interested in becoming a Shared Living Provider?

If you have room in your heart and home, you might qualify to become a Koinonia Shared Living Provider. CLICK HERE to download our flyer about becoming a Shared Living Provider or CONTACT US to learn more. 

Step 1

Complete the Application

Step 2

Meet with Koinonia

Step 3

Representative from Koinonia conducts a home study

Step 4

Sign conflict of interest statement

Step 5 & 6

Complete all training, background checks, and required documentation


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