Shared Living / Foster Care

Our Clients Thrive With Foster Families

About 40 of our clients — children as well as adults — choose to live on a long-term basis with a caring foster family, a program also known as Shared Living. We recruit, screen and train our foster parents. Then, we place clients in their homes and monitor the living arrangements to ensure we’ve made a good match. Some of our clients have lived with the same family for decades and call them “Mom” and “Dad.”

For more information about Shared Services, please contact Karen Kelly at (513) 281-6800 ext. 114 or




Interested In Becoming a Foster Provider

OVRS looks for dedicated, highly trained, compassionate, and knowledgeable individuals committed to providing a loving, nurturing, and supportive family-like home environment while ensuring health, safety, choice and trust, and most importantly a sense of belonging.   As the State of Ohio moves away from Independent Providers, we welcome the opportunity to work with those current providers needing to contract with an agency to continue to provide services to their current individuals.

For more information about becoming a Foster Provider, please contact Karen Kelly at (513) 281-6800 ext. 114 or