Sunshine seeks to raise funds to support our lower income home providers with emergency needs. This may include home repairs needed to get the home ready to share or supporting other urgent needs. This funding allows us to support our staffing costs so we can continue to provide comprehensive home sharing case management to our clients. Often home sharing is only a piece of what is needed to age at home and our goal is to provide comprehensive wrap around care for our clients and their families.
Sunshine Home Share Colorado (Sunshine) was established in 2015 to meet the growing demand for in-home affordable senior supportive services and the increasing need for affordable housing. Sunshine is the first home sharing program in the state. Seniors with an empty bedroom rent to individuals needing an affordable place to live and price the rent in accordance with hours of additional services or companionship provided. Staff help Home Provider and Home Seeker create a Living Together Contact so expectations of chores, companionship, and supports are agreed upon prior to living together. Home Sharing increases the Home Providers access to transportation, improves home upkeep, decreases social isolation, relieves caregiver burden, increases economic security, and creates affordable housing using existing housing stock.
"home share was just exactly what I wanted" Sally Collins Home Provider
" it is helping me have a longer, happier life" Martin Holmes Home Seeker
"I was about to be in my car with my cat. Living with Dwight I feel I have a home and a sense of purpose. It has changed my life" Jackie Home Seeker
Sunshine's mission is to promote aging at home through a safe, care-managed, home-sharing model generating income and assistance for older adults while accessing untapped affordable housing for home seekers.