Group Living Adults

Empower Simcoe supports 165 adults in 36 different locations. These options are available in Barrie and Orillia. Each location has support staff working hours throughout the day and overnight when people are present. People are encouraged to participate in community activities appropriate for their age. Families are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their family member’s life as appropriate.

Criteria for service:

  • Over 18
  • Has an intellectual disability
  • May also have a physical disability in addition to the intellectual disability

To access services an application needs to be completed and submitted through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) link. For additional information regarding the DSO process, please contact Donna Penton Supports and Services Resource Advisor at

Adult Accommodation Supports are governed by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act and is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.