Helping Others by Mentoring & Empowerment
Sharing a Home Achieves Relationships, Independence, Nurturing & Growth
I loved looking after people and I believe I made a significant change in the quality of their life. I then looked after 10 seniors with different disabilities at Hamilton House. I found out that it’s not really hard to do when you give your heart to them and try to reach them and understand what they want or need. I listened to their stories and often asked about their history. I tried to find their “gifts” and helped them maintain this interest as long and as near possible. I feel very comfortable looking after people, it’s just like a natural task for me. I enjoy their company and am happy to learn something from them.
When the Hamilton House closed due to the owner’s retirement Mrs. Lorna Ditmar encouraged me to do Home Sharing. He told me I can do this within my family life which is wonderful for me. I can say Home Sharing is a very rewarding job. We have so enjoyed our new members of our family. My family was so happy I only worked at home and for they enjoy living with the seniors. My neighborhood and friends are very welcoming. I am glad to have this opportunity from AiMHi. I am grateful to have a very supportive Home Sharing managers. I and my whole family are so thankful for this opportunity to be participating member of the community
– Mrs. Ginny Arsenault.
Gloria Coburn (Home Sharing Contractor)
I have always had a special place in my heart for people with special needs
When Audrey came to live with me 11 yrs ago, we bonded immediately. It has been a very rewarding experience to watch her grow socially and spiritually, her life skills have greatly improved and has been a lot of happy times teaching her.
Home Sharing is not for everyone but if you feel you could bring someone into your home and care for them, I would recommend Home Sharing.
Before I starting living with Gloria + her family I was in a huge bubble. So Gloria + her family with a few other people helped me get free from that bubble. So what I am trying to say is I love living with Gloria + her family they became a second family to me and I wouldn’t change a thing.