How can the program help you?
The community support outreach program assists adults with developmental disabilities and pervasive development disorders, including FASD and the autism spectrum to make healthier lifestyle choices through short- and long-term support, advocacy, crisis intervention, life coaching and assessment and referral to other community agencies.
We work from a client-centered, strength-based and relationship-building approach that assists adults to identify the skills that they need to develop to be self-sufficient and to live independently. Staff will employ strategies that create positive developmental environments so clients are able to support themselves financially, engage in healthy family and other social relationships, and contribute to their self-defined community.
As outlined in the contract with CLBC, the expected outcomes of the Community Support program are:
- Emotional Well-Being: Individuals will feel safe in their homes and community. They have a positive sense of self and trust the people in their lives.
- Interpersonal Relations: Individuals have meaningful relationships with family and friends.
- Material Well Being: Individuals have the financial resources to do the things that are important to them.
- Personal Development: Individuals pursue their interests, have opportunities for personal growth and skill development, and have access to necessary information and support.
- Physical Well-Being: Individuals are physically healthy and active. They have access to the health care they require.
- Self-Determination: Individuals make decision in their lives about things which matter to them.
- Social Inclusion: Individuals participate in community life in roles they and society value.
Rights: Individuals have autonomy and their decisions are respected.