Family Support Program

Community Living Huntsville’s Family Support program provides support to families of children and youth (age 6 to 18 years) with developmental disabilities, facilitating the growth and development of the individual at home.

Family Support Workers provide advocacy, ongoing emotional support and information about local services for children with an intellectual disability. The Family Support Worker, liases with the family or caregiver to build personal supports and identify and access services and community resources. They may also assist in recruiting, training, and the orientation of in-home support workers or volunteers.

Our Family Support Workers can answer questions and assist families with concerns about education, funding sources, future planning, parenting programs and support groups, respite programs and community supports.

Family Support offers one, coordinated access point to guide you through the “system”. Our helpful and knowledgeable Family Support Workers are qualified to offer advice based on individual family needs. They connect regularly with others in the community such as teachers, early childhood educators and program providers.

Our Family Support Workers: 

  • visit homes at a time that best works for the family
  • advocate for your child at their school and within their community
  • assist with applying for financial resources
  • support with referrals to other appropriate services
  • provide information, resources, ideas and assistance developing support plans
  • assist with accessing respite services
  • support and inform on transitioning from high school to adulthood

For more information please contact:

Stacey Demaine, Supervisor

sdemaine@clhuntsville.ca

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