The Family Central Apartments consists of program participants who want some assistance to attain goals around employment, education and life skills in order to increase their standard of living and quality of life. Intentional Neighbours provide support and encouragement to program participants on an informal basis as they work towards goals. Staff provide formal supports on a weekly basis through individual and group support meetings and activities. Staff focus on providing housing based supports that ensure housing stability for program participants while achieving their goals related to education and employment. NOTE: Staff is available approx. 16 hours per week and is not available for overnight support.




Apartment Staff

  • Provide regular group activities that will promote friendship.
  • Provide social stimulation as well as education and information on a variety of topics of interest to residents.
  • Provide support to program participants through regular weekly individual meetings aimed at assisting with goal achievement.
  • Provide support to intentional neighbours through regular individual meetings aimed at supporting them in their mentoring role.
  • Provide support to participants to maintain housing by providing guidance regarding landlord/tenant issues.
  • Providing information and systems navigation to program participants as related to goals.

Program Participants

  • Attend and participate in all scheduled group and individual activities. These activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and providing education that will enhance quality of life.
  • Participate fully in creating and working towards goals in collaboration with the Community Support Worker. Goals will be reviewed regularly and support given to ensure progress is made. Assessments will also be conducted every 90 days.
  • Provide a clean and safe environment (apartment) to meet with worker.
  • Provide community support worker with suggestions/feedback to improve program and assist in meeting personal goals.
  • Find alternative housing arrangements upon completion of goals (maximum of 4 years stay) or no longer participating in program agreement. There may be an opportunity to transition to intentional neighbour role upon completion and maintenance of goals depending on apartment availability.
  • Providing information and systems navigation to program participants as related to goals.
  • Abide fully with all terms and conditions of tenancy agreement with the landlord.

Intentional Neighbours

  • Attend and participate in all scheduled group and individual activities. These activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and providing education that will enhance quality of life.
  • Attend training as suggested by the Community Support Worker to better equip you in your mentoring role.
  • Meet weekly (1-2 hours) with individual program participant to provide encouragement and support as they work towards goals.
  • Provide a clean and safe environment (apartment) to meet with worker.
  • Abide fully with all terms and conditions of tenancy agreement with the landlord.

Volunteer

  • If you would like to be a volunteer simply click on the apply here button and fill out the form.




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