|Record #: NIA3555||Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018||Last Full Update: 17 Jul 2018|
|Primary Contact||Shelley Mercer, Director, Adult Residential Services; Phone: 905-684-6918 ext 358; Fax: 905-562-4621|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||Thorold|
|Address & Map||
3280 Schmon Pkwy
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
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|Intersection||St David's Rd and Merrittville Hwy|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||Offers a variety of residential options including group home living, intensive residential living arrangements, family home living and respite. All services are accessed through Developmental Services Ontario.
Group Home Living
Designed for adults with special needs who desire full time residence with a small group of their peers. Offers a variety of housing arrangements throughout the Niagara Region which includes urban and rural settings and barrier free accommodations.
Trained staff provide 24-hour support to individuals living in a family-like setting. Individuals participate individually or as a group in their community activities and outings of their choice. Individuals may be supported by other Bethesda programs including Health Services, Chaplaincy, Drama, Music Therapy, Day Activities, and Recreation and Leisure Services.
Intensive Residential Services
For adults with special needs and challenging behaviours who require more intensive and individualized residential supports.
Offers a smaller living environment with intensive staffing and other individualized supports as defined through an individualized support plan.
For adults with special needs who desire to live in the community within a family setting. Supports to individuals to live and contribute as a member of a caring family. The program encourages personal choice, decision making, independence, and participation in the community.
Familyhome Providers are carefully screened through reference and police checks, health and fire home inspections, as well as extensive interviews. Familyhome Providers receive 24 hour on-call support by Case Managers.
Supported Independent Living
For adults with special needs who desire to live in the community alone, or with others, but independently of family members or a caregiver. Provides supports for daily living as needed, as well as training related to money management, banking, using public transportation, and other life skills. The SIL program encourages personal choice, decision making, independence, and participation in the community.
For adults with special needs who live at home with their family. Offers weekend activity-based respite in an eight-bedroom home setting in Vineland. Participants enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities including crafts, games, music, picnics, swimming, bowling, etc., based on the individual’s interests, strengths and needs. During the summer months and periodically throughout the year, respite services are offered during the week and individuals may utilize this service for up to two weeks. Special conditions apply. Advanced planning is essential and regular, planned respite is recommended as space is limited
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up
|Application||By referral through Developmental Services Ontario 289-477-5305 or 1-877-376-4674|
|Languages||English - Reception, Website, Programs, Publications ; French - Reception, Website|
|Fees||Service - For those specified|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Service Categories||Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ; Music Therapy ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Respite Care ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities ~ Developmental Disabilities|