Community Supports

The Community Support Programs that we operate are based in two Resource Centres, one in Port Perry and the other in Uxbridge.

In simple terms, they are day time services designed to meet a wide variety of needs. For young people who are graduating from school and are so far unable to manage independently in the work force, the Resource Centres can help the person to fashion a different but still very “Meaningful Day.” This might include help to find and hold a job or a volunteer placement. It most certainly includes social, recreational and educational opportunities.  If the Resource Centres make it possible for mom and dad (or for the other care providers at home) to continue to work full time, it might also seem to them like a kind of respite program.

Our organizational vision is “a community where everyone is valued,” so, at the Resource Centres, there is an emphasis on accessing the community and participating in it.

The people who participate in the Resource Centres generally live at home with their families; some of them have moved out and live on their own – with or without residential support from our agency. People who live in group homes have day time support already, but they and their support staff may choose to attend now and again if they have a particular interest in a scheduled activity at one of the Resource Centres. Both the Uxbridge and Port Perry programs publish regular newsletters to inform people about upcoming plans. People who live at home with their parents can participate on a full time basis or, like group home residents, they can watch for these newsletters and come only when they see an activity that catches their attention.