Creating Lives That Thrive
Liz Kane founded Shire House when she became aware of the need for post-education college living support services and transition to independent living support services needed for her son. Liz had been involved in the management of her son’s special needs since his Autism diagnosis in 1999, therefore, giving her the confidence to undertake a project such as Shire House. Liz’s previous work experience had been in business management and Alzheimer’s patient care. Currently, Liz serves as the Executive Director of the Shire House non-profit organization and as the Shire House Residential Programs & Services Director.
Since 2016, Maria Jackson has been working alongside Shire House by providing independent living housing with light supports to young adults within the Asperger, HFA, and Neurodiverse community. The young adults living at our Housing Partners are already working full time. The need for Housing Partners arose when these out-of-state young adults were offered jobs in Silicon Valley. For detailed information regarding our Housing Partners housing opportunities email Liz Kane