Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is a local organization focused on inclusion through building relationships. They have been around for over 35 years and offer a wide variety of programs, workshops, and events. One of their programs is the FamilyHome program.
The FamilyHome program provides a chance for you to share your home with an adult with a disability. You'll provide "a caring, stable home environment that promotes acceptance, a focus on dignity, and help to create belonging."
So who can be a FamilyHome provider? Folks from all walks of life and backgrounds participate in this program: couples, single people, a group of roommates; some providers may have children or pets, others do not. They may live in a house, or an apartment, in town, or in the country. However, they all go through a screening process and are offered continued support from Extend-A-Family staff. Training is provided as is a per diem payment, and regular respite.
If you're interested in learning more, visit the FamilyHome website. There you can view videos with FamilyHome participants such as Anna and Maria or Gord. You can also call 519-741-0190 ext. 315 to speak with staff. #365ofgoodWR