© 2017 by High Spirit Community Farm, Inc. 

Administrative                                     Agency and Admissions                    Residential Houses

1770 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 101          142 Seekonk Cross Road                       Aurora House 142 Seekonk Cross Road

Cambridge, MA 02140                             Great Barrington, MA 01230.                  Seekonk House: 144 Seekonk Cross Road

email:  contactus@highspirit.org               phone: 413-717-5250                           Tembo House: 138 Seekonk Cross Road

                                                             email: Leveroni@highspirit.org

 

Residential Lifesharing 

High Spirit operates two lifesharing houses just west of the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesharing means that adults with intellectual disabilities live and work together with their caregivers as a large extended family, sharing the same joys, sorrows, satisfactions and frustrations that all families do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rhythm of weekdays revolves around house and land work and animal husbandry.  Each morning, caregivers and residents work side-by-side caring for the community's vegetable garden, greenhouse, compost piles, goats and chickens.  In addition, they work together to do the cleaning, laundry and cooking needed to ensure that the household runs smoothly and efficiently.   

 

 

At night and on weekends, all relax and enjoy the company of each other and of those who live in other lifesharing homes in the Great Barrington area.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By living, working and learning together, meaningful relationships develop among community members.   Those relationships permit each member of the household to recognize and develop his or her full potential.   

In the afternoons, community members participate in activities that are healthful, build competence and are fun. They may go to the gym, go swimming at a local community center or go horseback riding at a therapeutic riding stable.  Or they may participate in local music, art or dance classes specifically designed for persons with intellectual disabilities.