Toni and Jaquetta’s Shared Living Story

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

OSL was once known as “Adult Foster Care.” It 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 22 with a Developmental Disability
  • Have substantial functional limitation in at least three of these areas:
    • Self Care
    • Mobility
    • Learning
    • Capacity for Independent Living
    • Understanding and use of language

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Becoming a Koinonia Shared Living Provider can be completed in 6 easy steps: Complete the application, meet with us, conduct a home study, sign a conflict of interest statement, and complete all training, background checks, and necessary documentation.