Adult

Adults are supported through a variety of programs that include one or several of the following services including adult day service, 24 hour supports at twelve adult residential homes, Supported Independent Living (SIL), family support, family home share, special services at home and supported employment.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR ADULT SERVICES?

To apply for Adult Services, referrals for all programs must go through DSO (Developmental Services Ontario).

 Please visit the website at http://www.dsontario.ca/agencies/dso-hamilton-niagara for more information.

DSO Hamilton

140 King St East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1B2

1-877-376-4674

 

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Homeshare

The Homeshare Program is an alternate residential option. It offers people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live within a private family setting. Individuals wants and needs are matched to families abilities to provide care. Families interested in becoming Homeshare Providers will be required to complete a series of in-home visits with the Homeshare Coordinator as well as all necessary paperwork including a police reference check. Homeshare families will receive training, remuneration, respite and support.

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Friendly Housemates

Friendly Housemates, an initiative of Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln, assists tenants with and without a disability in West Niagara who choose to live together in a multi-bedroom home, agreeing to create a community within their home and engage in activities of mutual interest. There are two options available currently – Beamsville and Caistor Centre. 

The desire for quality, affordable housing in West Niagara is a goal shared by many of its residents, and the need for community connections, belonging and purpose in the way we live is shared by most. They are fundamental elements of what it means to be human and contributing citizens. Time and circumstance influence the applicability of these ideals for any person considering a shared living experience. Apart from the need for accommodations, the biggest challenges for transition to successful independent living for people who have an intellectual disability are isolation, safety and security.

Friendly Housemates, by virtue of their presence, serve as a social safety net for everyone in the home and are key in the development of new relationships, interests, and skills.

Individual applications are currently being considered for a community member at a home in Beamsville, as well as two people who have an intellectual disability and two community members at a farmhouse in Caistor Centre. Rent, which is set by the landlord, is $750 per month and inclusive of all utilities. For details on each project and to apply, click on the following links:

 

Beamsville – St. George Street 

Caistor Centre – North Chippewa Road 

 

For more further information or to apply, please contact: 

Becky Harris

Supported Independent Living Supervisor

Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln

Office phone: 905-563-4115 ext. 252

Cellphone: 905-401-6982

Email: bharris@cl-grimsbylincoln.ca

 

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Family Support Services

Family support coordinators assist the families who have a child or adult family member who has a developmental disability living in their home. Assistance is tailored to each family’s needs but could include the following: Case Coordination, respite recruiting, planning short and long term, applications for funding, administration of funds, school supports and transitions toward work planning.

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Day Programs

Every person’s needs, desires, aspirations, social milieu and limitations are unique. We offer a variety of options to meet the needs of each individual. These include experiential enhancement, community, volunteerism, crafting, exercise, cooking, special outings, and many other activities. Our staff are constantly on the lookout for new ideas and ways to get people involved and participating in the richness of life in their community. We pride ourselves on flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of our participants and their families.

 

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Recreation & Leisure

There are numerous activites that occur weekly at the Livingston Resource Centre in Grimsby. These sessions vary 4 times a year:

  • January to March
  • April to June
  • July to September
  • October to December

For more information regarding programs please contact Erin Burmudzija at 905-563-4115 ext 226 or by email at eburmudzija@cl-grimsbylincoln.ca