David Calderwood and Crystal Abel of Newport, Vt., sit with Abel’s dogs Mike (left) and Zoe (right). David lives in Crystal’s house and she helps him with his medications and medical needs. He pays room and board and Abel is also compensated by the state with Medicaid dollars.

David Calderwood and Crystal Abel of Newport, Vt., sit with Abel’s dogs Mike (left) and Zoe (right). David lives in Crystal’s house and she helps him with his medications and medical needs. He pays room and board and Abel is also compensated by the state with Medicaid dollars.