Home Share Program
Sources provides a variety of supported living options for adults. In all residential services, emphasis is placed on learning, personal growth and increased independence as outlined in each individual’s plan.
The program provides personalized support to adults with in community based homes throughout the lower mainland. Home Sharing Contractors provide full time support and are responsible for providing a safe home, while ensuring that the individual is included in all aspects of daily and family life. Home Sharing Contractors will be matched with the specific needs, interests and lifestyle preferences of the person receiving the support.
If you are considering becoming a Home Sharing Contractor, thoughtful consideration should be given to this decision and the commitment you and your family are able to make. Home Sharing becomes a lifestyle choice and can enrich the life of you and your family members.
- Residence must have available bedroom or suite and be within accessible community
- 19 years of age or older
- Direct experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities
- Fluent in English
- Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
- Clear Criminal Record Search (all family members over the age of 18)
- Medical Clearance
- Class 5 Drivers License
- A minimum of 2 supervisory and 2 personal references
- Successful completion of Training Courses (provided by Sources)
- Successful Completion of Home Study
To apply, please fax your resume and cover letter (outlining the community you live in, why you want to home share and specifics about your residence. In this, include who lives in your home and the accommodations for the individual. Please also outline your experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities and any specific training you may have) to 604-946-8429 Attn: Home Share Program Coordinator. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Sources Life Skills Resource Centre
Program Manager: Michael Kalmuk
Life Skills Supervisor: Shannon Myers
Day Program Supervisor: Julie MacDonald
T: 604-592-5599 / F: 604-592-5595
The Sources Life Skills Resource Centre offers nine program modules for adults with intellectual and/or physical challenges.
Community Living Program: Provides personalized 1-1 life skills training and support to assist clients to live more independently.
Adult Day Program: Operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm. Offers a safe learning environment to enjoy social/recreational activities such as music, art, sports, community inclusion activities and some work or volunteer experiences.
Afternoon Program: Offers small group sessions offer social / recreational activities under the supervision of 1:4 staffing ratio. Operates Monday to Thursday from 2:00 - 4:30pm.
Human Relations Course: Offers small group 8 week courses are offered to teach human sexuality and relationship building. Operates from 2:00 – 4:30 on selected dates.
Events Unlimited: Is a production group that presents 2 musical/theatre productions and 3 community dances every year. Membership is required.
Weekly Social Club: Operates Tuesday nights at the Millennium Hall from September to June. (Must be 18 years or older). Fee is $5.00 per week. Memberships are required.
Surrey Self Advocate Group: This group has frequent meetings where participants meet to become more involved in the Community Living movement. Memberships are required.
2 Community Kitchens: Operates from September to June at the Millennium Hall in Newton and the United Church in White Rock. Fee is $10.00 per session. Memberships are required.
Ladner Day Programs
Crossroads Program is a unique adult day service providing individualized day programs to adults based on their vocational skills, interests and abilities. Individual programs vary and may include job training, work experience, volunteerism, post-secondary studies, physical fitness training, recreation and community integration.
Ventures Program specializes in serving a individuals with a variety of behavioural, communicative and/or physical challenges. The highly trained staff closely support each adult client to break down their personal barriers that have prohibited them from successfully integrating into the community. Clients participate in a number of individually tailored activities that can be focused towards recreational, social, vocational, or health and fitness. Volunteerism and employment opportunities are also an option should the individual be willing to participate in the activity.
Sources Residential Care Homes
Sources Residential Programs provide care year round, 24 hours a day for residents who have been referred to Sources through CLBC. There are homes located in Ladner, Surrey and White Rock, and these homes care for adults with developmental disabilities who require a large amount of assistance in their day to day lives. Staff will assist each resident when an individual program plan has been developed, including establishment of future goals, as well as specific objectives to attain these goals. Through person-centred positive behaviour support planning, individualized programs are developed for each resident in collaboration with family and others involved with the persons care. When able, individuals will participate in aspects of daily living, and general maintenance of the home. Some residents are involved with a variety of community activities: swimming, hiking, walking, going to the library, shopping, sporting events, concerts, movies, bird watching, going to the movie theatre, eating out at restaurants, Special Olympics, church, and church groups.
Each individual has an individualized support plan to outline strengths, interests and needs.