Shadowood House is the home of Nina and three individuals with various special needs who have lived together for 30 years. When they started their lives together, Nina had two young children. Those children are now adults with children of their own who visit often and are all very much part of the life of the house. As caregivers, residents, children, grandchildren or friends, they have grown into an extended and inclusive family. Over the years the three individuals and Nina have been involved with the life and culture of Great Barrington and the surrounding area. During the day one person works at a local therapeutic horseback riding stable. Another is a pianist who assists a local voice teacher with lessons and performs as often as possible. Another works at a day program with a group of friends. Nina is the resident caregiver and artist. There are dogs, gardens, laughter, music and a whole lotta love. When life presents us with new opportunities and challenges, we support each other and continue to deepen and expand our connections with one another.
Shadowood House, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in Great Barrington, MA.