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Communitas Supportive Care Society

Organization Details

Email: 
office@communitascare.com
Phone: 
604-850-6608 / 1 - 800 - 622 - 5455
Fax: 
(604) 850 - 2634
AGM: 
November
Membership: 
Full
Budget: 
$21 million
Year founded: 
1974
Total Membership: 
72
Organization Region: 
Lower Mainland & Upper Fraser Valley

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES – Creating a place to call home

First Avenue

Recovery planning and support in a residential apartment setting through group teaching sessions and one-on-one support.

Group Homes

Full-time residential care by trained staff in a small home setting. Residents are encouraged to participate within the home and community.

Home Share

Community-based living situation in a family setting. Support is provided by a contracted caregiver from the community.

Topaz

Full-time residential care for older individuals who have a mental illness. Residents are encouraged to participate within the home and community.

Transitional Living Program

Transitional housing and support toward independent living.

Valhaven

Full-time complex care for seniors in a beautiful rest home setting.

Cluster Living

Semi-independent living with support in an apartment cluster.


DAY SERVICES – Building relationships and community

Choices and Connections

Recreation and relationship opportunities for individuals in a group setting through exercise, crafts, volunteering and outings.

Drop-In Centres

Social opportunities, community and recreation for individuals with an acquired brain injury.

Supported Community Inclusion

Opportunities to participate in community with staff support.


LIFE SKILLS TRAINING – Achieving potential through learning and growing

Centennial Place

A clubhouse providing opportunities for relationships, leisure, wellness support and vocational training. Activities are member-driven and center around a work-ordered day.

Community Living Program

Providing support and life-skills training to individuals living independently in the community. Through classes and one-on-one support, individuals learn social, personal and domestic skills.

Peer Support

Support toward recovery through group learning and one-on-one support from a staff member who has experienced mental illness.

Supported Independent Living

Providing recovery support and life-skills training to individuals living independently in the community.


VOCATIONAL TRAINING – Gaining skills for real employment

Communitas Social Enterprises

Employment training and experience through social enterprise, real companies providing real service.

Community Living Program Employment Services

Through classes and coaching, individuals gain skills and experience with the goal of finding meaningful, paid employment.

Abbotsford Works

Providing employment services from self-serve resource rooms to specialized Case Managers to help job seekers find employment.


RESPITE SERVICES – Encouraging healthy families and homes

Adult Respite

Temporary care for individuals by contracted caregivers in the community, giving primary caregivers an opportunity to rest.

Children’s Respite

Temporary care for children by contracted caregivers in the community, giving parents an opportunity to rest.

Matthew’s House www.mattshouse.ca 

Temporary care for children with complex health care needs in a well-equipped and home-like environment, giving parents a chance to rest.

Addresses

Organization Address: 
PROVINCIAL OFFICE: 103-2276 Bourquin Crescent West Abbotsford, BC V2S 6A4; NORTH ISLAND OFFICE: 1423 16th Avenue, Unit A Campbell River, BC V9W 2E4; OKANAGAN OFFICE: 1339 St. Paul Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E2
Board Members: 

President:  Gary Falk

Staff Members: 

Karyn Santiago, Chief Executive Officer

karyn@communitascare.com