Community Based Services

Infant Development Program (IDP)

The Infant Development Program provides home based early intervention services to families with children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing delays in their development, or who are at risk for developmental delay.

Home visits are made on a regular basis by professional staff to assist the family in planning learning activities and to utilize appropriate community resources. Opportunities for parents to meet and support each other are provided through regular drop-in groups and classes organized on topics of interest to families.

Resource library materials of books and toys are also available for loan to families. Referrals can be made directly to the IDP.

Contact:Donna Colodey, Manager of the Infant Development Program at 604.986.1358

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Special Services to Children

This program is for individuals between the ages of 5 and 18. Each person along with their family or support network develops a plan in order to be successful in reaching specific goals in community settings.Participants enjoy fun, skill-building activities with their one to one support worker who is suitably matched with the individual for the best possible outcome.Average hours of service are 5hrs per week.

Referrals are required from the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). MCFD is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.904.4300.

Contact the Director of Community Based Services at 604.904.4090 for more information.

View the Community Based Services Handbook (pdf).

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Teen and Pre-Teen Social Program

This weekend program is for individuals between the ages of 9 and 18. Participants enjoy recreational activities and community outings with their peers while building social and life skills.They are actively involved in planning activities and meet as a group at the beginning of every month to create a recreation plan.This program runs on Saturday afternoons and is only closed on statutory holiday weekends.

Referrals are required from the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD). MCFD is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.904.4300.

Contact the Director of Community Based Services at 604.904.4090 for more information.

View the Community Based Services Handbook (pdf).

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Transition and Employment Services

A service to help young people and their families move through the transition process and to provide supports toward employment.

How we can help…

To speak to the Transition and Employment Facilitator call:
604 904-4075 or 604 985-5371 email: g.kopperson@nsdrc.org

Download the information PDF.

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Adult Life Skills

This service is for adults aged 19 and over who have disabilities and are interested in continuing to learn life skills. Participants choose a variety of life skills to learn at home or in community settings, assisted by a worker selected by the participant and their family or support network.

Referrals are required from Community Living BC (CLBC) www.communitylivingbc.ca. CLBC is responsible for the order of acceptance and can be reached at 604.981.0321. On average, CLBC allocates program participants with 4 hours of service per week and reviews their progress bi-annually.

Contact the Director of Community Based Services at 604.904.4090 for more information.

View the Community Based Services Handbook (pdf).

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STAGE (Supportive Transition Adult Group Education)

STAGE is a transition service for young adults that facilitates growth and independence in educational, vocational and social skills after completing high school.

This program is designed for individuals with disabilities who want to improve academic, work and life skills and will transition out of the service within 1-4 years to access other educational or employment related services and opportunities. This service is best suited to those who wish to further their independence through community-based activities and do not require one to one assistance.

STAGE offers a varied schedule based on the goals of the participants:

To apply to the STAGE Program you must first call Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) at 604.981.0321 and speak to a Facilitator. The Facilitator will assist you with developing a plan and if appropriate will make a referral to the program on your behalf
STAGE Fall 2014

View the STAGE Schedule-Fall 2014.

View the STAGE Handbook (PDF).

 

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Summer Bursary Program

Summer bursaries are available to families of school aged children who require additional support to attend a camp/program during the summer OR a bursary can be used by a family to hire a support worker to assist their child at a camp/program.

In 2014 we were able to award 187 bursaries to families of children who require additional support on the North Shore.

Thank You To Our Supporters

Funding for bursaries are made possible from a contract from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), CKNW Orphans’ Fund, United Way, CIBC Wood Gundy, West Vancouver Community Foundation, Deep Cove Lions, Lynn Valley Lions, Lynn Valley Legion, West Vancouver United Church, North Vancouver Kiwanis Foundation, other service club and private donations. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver through their Community Grants programs.

In 2014 we had $55,000 to allocate.

2015 Summer Bursary Applications

Applications for the 2015 Summer Bursary Program will be available here in January 2015. Please make a note to check back and apply early next year.

For further information or assistance regarding the Summer Bursary Program please call Kathleen Jessop at (604) 904-4090.

 

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