Family Services

One of the benefits of having a Community Based Companion whose family breeds goats is getting to meet the baby goats when they are born.

Peaceful Living’s Care Companions provide supports for our clients in their own homes and local community. Our companions are thoroughly trained to compassionately mentor and teach clients so that they can work towards achieving their personal goals as outlined in the Individualized Support Plan.

As with every department of Peaceful Living, our companions work to make sure your loved one has a strong sense of belonging in their community. We try hard to encourage the enthusiasms that your loved one has, care for the whole individual, provide sincere companionship and give strong opportunities to be a member of their community.

How We Help Your Loved One Belong

Habilitation: This is an educational service that we offer to individuals in their home and community. We work on specific goals that we draw from the Individual Service Plan that has been developed with your county Supports Facilitator. These goals are summarized on the daily logs our staff will complete each session. You can expect that staff will focus their time and energy on teaching your family member their goals as they are listed on their daily log.

Hourly Respite: If you or your family member needs some time away, we will provide staff to be in your home or the community while you are away. Our staff will step in to the routine that you have established and care for your family member while you are not able to be there. Our goal is that your family member will be well cared for and have a great time with our staff.

24-hour respite: For longer periods of time, if you need to be away because of work, or just want to take a vacation we will provide a staff person to either come into your home or have your family member stay in a respite provider’s home while you are away.

How to Get Your Loved One Services

To be eligible for services you or your family member must be approved for waiver services through the county MH/MR office. All referrals are made to Peaceful Living through the County Supports Coordinator along with an Individual Support Plan. For more information on this process contact your local county’s Supports Coordination Office. If you have any question about the Community Based Services department please contact us at the information below.

Family Services Director: Charles Conklin (
Case Manager: Erin Shoaf (
Case Manager: Lauren Caperilla (
Case Manager: Laura Arnold (
Associate Case Manager: Donna Joy Jones (

Phone: 610.287.1200

Non-Discrimination in Services Policy: Peaceful Living will not deny admission, the provision of services, and referral of individuals on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or disabilities.  For those with disabilities, reasonable accommodations will be made.

Pictures from our Community Based Services Department