The Family Home Program provides an accommodation option for children and adults with an intellectual disability who for a variety of reasons cannot or choose not to live with their family. The Family Home Program is designed to enable a person to live as an integral member of an alternative family setting and is supported by an approved Family Home Provider. Wherever possible, the person’s relationship with his/her natural family is encouraged and supported by the program.
The program takes a person-centered approach to providing supports and services that allow for the attainment of Personal Outcome Measures. All placements are monitored and supervised by a social worker to ensure the needs of the person are being met. The Family Home Provider receives on-going training and support from the program social worker.
Children and youth under the age of 18 who have a primary diagnosis of an intellectual disability are eligible to receive services from the children’s Family Home Program. Parents of children and youth must be living within Simcoe County. Persons who are 18 years and older and have a primary diagnosis of an intellectual disability are eligible to receive services from the adult’s Family Home Program.
Request for Service:
Access to children’s Family Home Program is through referral to the Children’s Case Coordination.
Access to adult Family Home Program is facilitated through Developmental Services Ontario.
The Family Home Program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The children’s program is licensed under the Child and Family Services Act and the adult program is governed by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.