Community Living Services

What We Do

Community Living North Perth

SERVICES—BY AGE GROUP

Here are the services we provide or can help you access, based on age level. For an overview of the service Community Living North Perth provides directly, scroll down to the overview section.

Kids 0-18

Community Living North Perth
  • Summer Support Program for 14 – 21
  • Assistance for Employment, Volunteer, Recreational Activities and more
Other services you may require are available below. Please contact CLNP for more information and assistance to navigate these programs.
Family Services Perth Huron
  • Respite Care
  • Home & Family Support Workers
  • Buddy-Up Social Skills Groups
  • Visit Huron Family Services for more information…
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
Developmental Services Ontario
  • Assessment & Wait List begins at 16; program at 18.
  • Define Supports needed to live and succeed
  • Visit Developmental Services Ontario for more information…
Facile
  • Guide the Planning Process (14+)
  • Visit Facile for more information…

Teens 18+

Community Living North Perth
  • Summer Support Program for 14 – 21
  • Assistance for Employment, Volunteer, Recreational Activities and more
  • Residential Services
  • Community Participation Supports
  • Employment & Employer Supports
  • Direct & Passport Funding
  • Respite. Request respite care booking.
Other services you may require are available below. Please contact CLNP for more information and assistance to navigate these programs.
Family Services Perth Huron
  • Respite Care
  • Home & Family Support Workers
  • Buddy-Up Social Skills Groups
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Visit Huron Family Services for more information…
Developmental Services Ontario
Through DSO, you are assigned some funds for supports, which is paid out of a few program styles. MCS program dollars are assigned to specific agencies. The person receiving Passport funds is free to choose which agency he works with (these funds can flow back to CLNP for example and any of the support programs they do). Visit Developmental Services Ontario for more information…
Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Financial Help for food, clothing, shelter, prescription drugs and dental care
  • Income Support and Employment Support
  • Visit Ontario Disability Support Program for more information…
Facile
  • Guide the Planning Process (14+)
  • Visit Facile for more information…

Community Living North Perth

SERVICES—OVERVIEW

Advocacy

We’re always exploring ways to better support those with disabilities into our communities on all levels. We promote community awareness and build positive referral networks, as well as providing a place to listen, learn and share within friends and families.

Our self-advocacy group, Self Advocates of North Perth is a group people who have developmental disabilities and advocate for equal citizenship, acceptance and belonging in the community. This group provides a forum to discuss disabilities and the importance of inclusion in our community, with topics like “We are All the Same,” “The Power of Words and Labels,” “Removing Barriers Through Education,” etc. The Self Advocates of North Perth promote a community where all—regardless of race, religion, or abilities—share the right to be here, to live life to the fullest and to be respected and treated with dignity.

We meet monthly, learn how to speak up for ourselves, discover self-direction, participate in fundraising, increase public awareness, advocate to the government, do presentations, engage in learning opportunities, host dances and have fun!

Residential Support

We offer support networks that ensure that all participants can live as independently as possible in the best accommodations possible.

We do our best to match support levels to the required need, although there is at least one support staff present for the entire 24-hours of a day at our group home in Listowel. This home is staffed with qualified personnel who assist with the day to day tasks of independent living, as well as support a person’s choices and self-determination for their own lives.

Community
Participation

We equip individuals to participate in community recreational, educational, social and volunteer events that match their interests and goals. People who participate in these supports discover great opportunities to be included in their communities through:

  •     Physical fitness
  •     Arts and music
  •     Health and wellness
  •     Social gatherings
  •     Volunteerism
  •     Community Sporting Events

Employment

Building on their strengths and interests, we encourage individuals toward career readiness and job search support. We’re there every step of the way, including:

  •     Transferable skill training
  •     Health and safety on the job
  •     Job readiness classes
  •     Career exploration
  •     Workplace expectations
  •     Resume writing
  •     Interview preparation
  •     Employment applications
  •     Work experience
  •     Linkage to job placement

Employment training is a time-limited support that helps job seekers develop work-related skills in preparation for community employment. Training is provided on an individualized basis.

Assistance in finding employment is available to our supported persons through Partners in Employment. For direct assistance or more information, please call (519) 291-2726.

Funding
Support

We can identify the right services to meet your goals, connect you with professional workers, and support efficient and effective use of available funding.

Respite Care

Our temporary care program offers short-term relief for caregivers of people with developmental disabilities, providing temporary apartments with respite-worker assistance.

Accommodations include a small fridge, stove access, microwave, dining area, TV, laundry and air conditioning. (Our current space is not wheelchair accessible, but we are working toward fully accessible space in the future.) Bookings are taken on a first come basis, with priority given to emergency needs. You are responsible to ensure that there is sufficient food and money for the activities of your family member and his/her support worker, as well as providing transportation to and from the apartment.

Community Living North Perth

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donate

Your donation enriches the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Volunteer

We are so grateful to the volunteers who make our community stronger by volunteering.

Become a Member

Our members are valued supporters of our organization. Become one!