Open Your Heart and Home to an Adult with Special Needs

Consider Becoming a Lifesharing Provider by Offering Care and Companionship!

By becoming a Lifesharing Provider, you will have the opportunity to open your home and share your life with an adult with an intellectual disability. Your support and assistance will enrich an individual’s life by affording them the opportunity to become a fully participating member of their community and empowering them to reach for and achieve their goals and aspirations. Individuals in the Lifesharing program often attend school, work and day programs.
• Individuals typically have mild to moderate support needs
• Our host families choose who they will take into their homes
• We have a reputation of being a supportive organization
• Competitive rates and training provided
• Short and Long-term options available

Access Services Provider Recruitment team is taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our valued providers. Precautions include temperature checks, gloves, masks, and limited face to face meetings with multiple options to meet virtually or over the phone.

If you are interested in learning more about life sharing and respite, please fill out the form below.

See what some of our caregivers are saying about working with Access Services!

“The ability to love and care for another person. They're teaching me so much both about who they are, and who I am and want to become.” 

“I have always felt supported and have never felt alone. We have been matched well with a respite or life sharing person and have been surrounded by great team members” 

“I love working with the caseworker, I love that the agency is all about the people we serve”

“Access Services cares about us and are willing to teach us more about how to be the best provider we can be.”    

Our current Lifesharing and Respite host families are most appreciative of the following services from Access Services, according to a recent survey:

On-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Thoughtful and collaborative process for finding the BEST match for your home and family

Approachable staff and "hands-on" program leadership

Most required trainings can be completed in the comfort of your own home

If you are considering opening your home, but are unsure if providing Lifesharing is right for you, fill out the form above and we will be in touch in order to provide you with additional information. If you would like to speak with someone prior to submitting your personal information, you can click on the chat button below.

Not sure if you want to commit to a long-term care? Consider providing relief for a caregiver for a weekend by offering respite (short-term care) in your home!”

Access Services is a human services nonprofit organization creating better ways to serve people with special needs. We provide a variety of services ranging from intellectual disability and autism services to adult behavioral health and crisis services, and children and family supports. Our Host Family programs include Foster Care, Lifesharing and Respite. These programs provide short-term and long-term support for children and adults in need of a loving and nurturing home.

Access Services matches foster parents and caregivers to those in need in the following counties:
Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill