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.