Shared Support Maryland, Inc.
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Shared Support Maryland, Inc is a Maryland-based, not-for-profit, small business providing completely personalized support to over 50 people wit developmental disabilities. There are fewer than 100 agencies in the country that provide this new type of person-centered, customized support and service. The people we support live in their own homes, they hire & control their own support staff, hold jobs that pay a living wage, & spend their time in activities of their choosing.
SSMD is unlike other providers in the degree of our commitment to individualization & the ways in which we carry out that commitment. Our objective is not to run the lives of people we support, but rather to support them to run their own lives. In everything we do, the intention is to enable people to make decisions for themselves—to have truly self-directed lives. People we support tell us they have never accomplished so much in their lives. We can also see for ourselves how people’s capabilities, contributions, & quality of life grow with our help and support.
We are proud of what we have created. When there are gaps between what we want to do & what the public systems can support, we gamely pursue (& are regularly awarded) state & private foundation grants that allow us to do what we do, stretch our boundaries, & share our person-centered values, tools, & practices with other providers. With our help, people who many thought could not do it are now making decisions for themselves, mastering skills for life & work, & making meaningful contributions to the world around them.
Please contact us at 410-945-4356
Shared Support Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations (minus the fair market value of any goods or services received by the donor) are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available on request. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage. Tax ID #20-5302788.
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Now Hiring Support Brokers!
Shared Support Maryland, Inc. is seeking part time Support Brokers for the Montgomery, Prince George's, Harford, Howard, Washington, Caroline, Baltimore Counties and Baltimore City. We are looking for candidates with experience in the field of services to people with disabilities. Candidate should have an understanding of a person centered, self-directed, human rights activism, community inclusive focused service delivery model. Candidate should be able to mentor people to support them in hiring and managing their own staff and pursuing their life's goals and dreams by using the community of resources available to everyone. Candidate should be a self-starter, be able to work independently, be a good advocate for others and very resourceful with community connections. Candidate should be proficient with computer skills and programs. Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Psychology or related field.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Shared Support Maryland team of support brokers, please contact Theresia at firstname.lastname@example.org .