Goals of this program include:
- Providing consumers a clean, safe, and comfortable residence
- Offering individuals an opportunity for participation in the community
- Fostering a setting with the greatest degree of choice and independence
- Developing & strengthening social, recreational, vocation & daily living skills
Residential staff will coordinate training, tailored to the consumer’s needs and choices, to help the individual transition into semi-independent or eventual independent living. Areas of guidance and training include the following:
Food purchase and preparation • Housekeeping
Interpersonal relationships • Money management
Personal grooming and care • Self-administration of medication
Use of community resources
Supervision and guidance will be provided in proportion to the needs of the resident. This will afford the residents maximum independence and personal satisfaction. A minimum amount of supervision will be provided by support staff. The following options are available to consumers:
There are currently four on-campus homes for semi-independent adults who are able to provide for many of their daily living needs. Four adults live in each home and have the support of a resident aide who also resides on campus. For many, this can be a bridge to independent living. Only private pay is accepted for room and board.
Support Services: For those men and women who live off campus, supportive services are also available on an intermittent basis. This support helps them maintain healthy and independent lifestyles.
Intermediate Care Facilities: Effective September 4, 2014, Sullivan House and Glenwood House residential care facilities began operation under the direction of Ottawa Friendship House. Currently operating as 16-bed facilities, we are planning to decrease their capacity to eight beds in compliance with CILA housing guidelines.
We are also working toward a goal of purchasing an additional off-campus residential home. While a location has yet to be selected, one detail is certain. The new home will be named after Jane McCormick, founding parent of our agency.
Assistance with Activities
Consumers are offered assistance with participating in leisure and recreational activities.