Community Living Chatham-Kent provides a variety of services and supports to adults who have and intellectual disability. Together we can identify goals, dreams, resources, and the options available for people to participate in their community.
- JOBWORX – Employment Services
- Making it Happen
- Adult Respite / Expanded Respite Option
- Passport Program & Person Directed Planning
The Day Programs at Community Living Chatham-Kent provide life enriching activities that promote skill development, and community connections, while supporting the needs and choices of people to enhance their quality of life. Programs are offered with a focus on personal goals and interests.
Community Living Chatham-Kent provides 24-hour support to assist people to live successfully in their own home. Supports for daily living are designed to enhance independence and make connections to community resources. Supports options can include:
- Assisting with day-to-day routines based on personal preference and needs.
- Development of skills in meal preparation, household responsibilities, shopping, budgeting, and including all aspects of activities of daily living
- Administration of medications and treatments
- Monitoring medical, dental and specialist consultations and provide follow-up as needed.
- Connecting people to their community to explore leisure, recreational activities, and pursue personal interests
- Supporting people to make informed decisions about their lives
- Assisting people to advocate for themselves
Community Supports provides services to adults, who have an intellectual disability, so that they can live as fully and as independently as possible in their communities.
The Community Supports Program operates from 101 Stewart Street in Chatham and supports people throughout the Chatham-Kent area. Support options can include:
- Money management, budgeting
- Medical assistance with appointments and medication monitoring
- Manage home maintenance – health and safety, cooking, cleanliness
- Services that support people to develop skills that assist them in achieving greater independence
- Safety skills
- Healthy living
- Develop community connections, natural supports
- Enhance social capital
- Explore educational, work, or volunteer initiatives
- Person-directed planning
- Recreational group activities
- Support for self advocate initiatives – Making It Happen
- Options and planning for caregivers and aging parents
Aktion Club is a community service group for adults who have an intellectual disability and is supported by the Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Kent and Ridgetown, and Community Living Chatham-Kent
The Aktion Club is a way of developing talents through service to the community
Membership is open to any adult with a disability who desires to become a leader in his/her community and wishes to provide services to others
People Make A Community (PMAC)
People Make a Community is an activity-based program that operates in Ridgetown, Blenheim, and Tilbury, building each community’s capacity to support people within their local community. A volunteer committee coordinates activities in each centre.
For more information please call Link: Phone Number for more information 519-352-1174 ext. 225
JOBWORX Employment Services call Link: Phone Number for JOBWORX 519-351-0460