Avenues is a program provided by Family Services Windsor Essex. It is a service for individuals with intellectual disabilities who have individualized funding or Passport funds. Staff from Family Services, help families to recruit Direct Support Providers. Families may access the recruitment tool called www.supportyourway.ca in partnership with Family Respite Services in this program. There are fees for this program.
Family Services Windsor-Essex
1770 Langlois Ave. Windsor 1-888-933-1831
Community Living Essex County
Community Living Essex County, a not-for-profit charitable organization has been committed to assisting people of all ages who have an intellectual disability and their families throughout Essex County.
372 Talbot Street North, Essex, ON N8M 2W4
Phone: 519-776-6483 | Fax 519-776-6972
Community Living Windsor
Provides supports and services to people who have an intellectual disability and/or families in the community of Windsor.
7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor, ON
Christian Horizons is a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization serving nearly 1,500 people with developmental disabilities and their families in Ontario. It offer programs and services that can be tailored to meet a wide variety of needs.
317 Consortium Court, London, ON N6E 2S8
Phone: 519-686-4800, ext. 2222/ Fax: 519-686-7900
Enhanced Respite – Community Care Assess Centre
Provides funding for respite services for children with complex medical and/or physical needs and are technologically dependent
5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor, Windsor, ON N8T 1C5
Phone: 519-258-8211 or 310-2222
Family Respite Services Windsor-Essex
Family Respite Services provides in home and out of home respite/short break services for families of children up to the age of 18. Also assists families to recruit support or respite providers through an on line service called respiteservices.com.
3295 Quality Way, Windsor, ON N8T 3R9
Family Services Windsor-Essex
Provides a variety of supports, including counselling, and the Adult Protective Service Workers (APSW) program. The APSW program provides adults with disabilities assistance with advocacy, planning and personal support, trusteeship and community development and education. Family Services Windsor Essex also provides the “Avenues” program which assists people with developmental disabilities who have Passport funds or individualized funding to recruit Direct Support Providers.
Working in partnership with St. Clair College paralegal program, Family Services Windsor-Essex offers free assistance in completing government forms and more. This service is available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Windsor location from 9a.m.-2:30 p.m.
1170 Langlois Ave. Windsor N8X 4M5
Parents of Technologically Dependent Kids of Ontario: Kids Country Club
The Kids Country Club is a wheelchair accessible respite home in London. This program provides a weekend away from home with social and recreational events for eligible children from birth to 18 years of age, who are technologically dependent and/or medically fragile. The physical and medical needs of all participants are met by professional staff, including Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Developmental Service Workers.
87 Chestnut Hill, London, ON N6K 4J7
Phone: 519-473-1598 or 1-877-550-5613 (Toll Free)
Partners for Planning (p4p) Planning Network
P4P has a wealth of free planning resources to help people with disabilities live their best lives. The site offers the opportunity to on line discussions and seminars about planning, finances, relationships, staying resilient and more. There is also information about professional services, planning for the future, work roles and contribution, relationships and community, federal and provincial supports, legal and financial planning and creative options for home.
The “Special Needs” Planning Group
The “Special Needs” Planning group is an organization that is made up entirely of parents of people with disabilities. They have a website that includes resources helpful to parents for planning and links to resources on tax and estate planning and other useful information.
Special Services At Home
The Ministry of Community and Social Services provides funding for children with physical and developmental disabilities up to the age of 18 through this program. Family Respite Services administers the program in Windsor Essex. Family Respite Services, Community Living Essex or Community Living Windsor assist families with managing the funds or families can do this themselves.
Family Respite Services
3295 Quality Way Unit 101A Windsor, N8T3R9
Phone: 519 972 9688
Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports
Provides individuals the opportunity for unencumbered planning. Through facilitation, support is provided to look at dreams, the types of supports and services needed and assistance to develop a plan to access the services. The Brokerage service includes opportunities to review options for the use of funding and assist with formal and informal arrangements of contracting services with community service providers.
3357 Walker Rd. Unit#2 Windsor ON N8W5J7
Phone: 519 966 8094