|Dorice Dusty was on hand at the Hanmer Valley Shopping
Centre in April providing visitors with information about the Family Home
Program operated by Community Living Greater Sudbury.
WHAT IS THE FAMILY HOME PROGRAM
There are many individuals with a developmental challenge capable of
thriving in a home setting.
There are also many sensitive and caring families, couples and
individuals within our community who would happily welcome the opportunity
to share their hearts and their homes.
Our goal is to locate, match-up and then assist both parties in getting
together to function as a Family Home: one that embodies the true family
For some individuals, Family Home will become a permanent address. For
others, it may serve as a stepping stone to a relatively independent life
within the community.
Above all, Family Home can provide a place to develop positive
relationships, enhance social and life skills as well as allow them the
opportunity to become a more active member of the community.
Individuals and families are supported by a team of caseworkers who
ensure that specialized services are coordinated. They also ensure that
individuals are able to make the transition to community living while
receiving the care and service required.
All homesharers receive day supports. Hours may be flexible depending
on individual needs and program availability. Respite support is available
to assist with the individual needs of all involved.
Family Home Providers receive remuneration for the responsibility
they've undertaken. Financial assistance is also available for the
homesharers to help them out with recreational activities, clothing and
special devices that enhance their functional level in the home and
Formal training programs and on-going support from caseworkers is also
offered to Family Home Providers. These supports help sustain a healthy