Independent Living

Who We Help

 

Individuals in independent living may exhibit a range of disabilities including FASD, Autism, or Developmental Disabilities. They may have challenges with self-regulation, impulse control, social behavior, emotional or mental health problems. Since many of our independent living individuals often face substance abuse challenges, we use the harm reduction approach for this problem.

 

Our services use personalized planning to help individuals discover ways to succeed in anything from learning to manage a monthly budget to managing a bad temper. Through the planning process, we assist with connecting individuals to other services such medical, psychiatric, self-help, employment or community leisure.

 

When You Need Care

 

Independent living services are tailored to individuals and their goals. Residency includes groups occupying apartments in the same building and others living in their own apartments or houses or sharing an apartment in the community. Support varies according to the goals of treatment and the steps en route; from developing a specific skill to learning general living skills like budgeting, meal planning, shopping or just for personal care, housekeeping or companionship. We advocate for you and trained health care staff are there for family support. Support may be provided one-on-one or with others.

 

WJS Canada has these personalized services throughout the province of British Columbia – Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Richmond. Based on the success of this model, we welcomes enquiries from families, caregivers and individuals interested in learning about this program.

 

In British Columbia, Community Living BC (CLBC) funds the Personalized Support Initiative Program (PSI) which provides services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or FASD. CLBC also funds services to individuals, 19+ with the designation of Developmental Disabilities (DD), Mental health, Autism/FASD and DD.  

BC Programs

WJS Canada assists adults with developmental disabilities with services through our Tenant Supports program to help them live independent and successful lives. We work with individuals who have already transitioned to their own homes or will do so in the future. We assist with transitioning from the individual’s family or caregiver’s home into a semi-independent or independent living situation depending on their needs.

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WJS Canada provides long term residential support to individuals with the designation of FASD, PDD/ASD and who are living semi-independently in the PSI Cluster Living apartments. These apartments, located in downtown Prince George, are close to all amenities, transit, local shops, restaurants, hospitals and resources. Individuals at the Cluster currently are living in the same building with each having their own suites. WJS staff encourage individuals to live a full life with personalized care based on individual needs. Our commitment is to provide the people we serve with programs that maximize progress and independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community and is a harm reduction model.

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WJS Canada’s Home To Stay provides personal supports to clients in their own homes and specializes in services such as personal care, housekeeping, companionship, community connections, advocacy, and family support. The Home to Say program has been providing support to people with many different needs since 2013. WJS staff are trained in many aspects of health care and our experience allows for flexibility in supports and ensures individuals in our care are safe.

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Alberta Programs

The WJS Career and Lifestyles program supports the unique needs of adults with developmental disabilities, autism and FASD in Vegreville, Alberta and the surrounding areas. Presently we work with 4 men and 3 ladies who live in their own homes and depending on their needs receive anywhere from 1 hour to forty two hours of support a week.

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WJS Canada Bonnyville Community Services supports the unique needs of adults and families of youth with developmental disabilities, autism and FASD in the Bonnyville  area. Our services focus on empowering these individuals to be independent, self reliant and confident while providing advocacy services and mentorship.

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WJS Canada Westlock Community Services supports the unique needs of adults with developmental disabilities in the Westlock area with the goal to live as independently as possible. We provide these services to an individual or shared with others, in their own home and in the community for few hours a week and up to twenty four hours a day.

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WJS Canada Fort McMurray Community Services supports the unique needs of adults with developmental disabilities in the Westlock area with the goal to live as independently as possible. We provide these services to an individual or shared with others, in their own home and in the community for few hours a week and up to twenty four hours a day.

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