Posts categorized under "Adult"

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Affordable Housing in our Community

At Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR), we envision a community where everyone belongs and is valued for their contributions. Foundational to belonging is having a suitable and affordable place to live. For some of the people who use our services, living there successfully requires some support.  Affordable housing is a municipal responsibility. The supports to live […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Community

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail
#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020

April 19 to 25 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been saying #CheersToVolunteers and highlighting the contributions of volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BetterTogetherWR includes those who have volunteered their time at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or community event like Block Party or Neighbours Day, lending a helping […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Story

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#FHFebruary2020

Written by: Terral McBay, FamilyHome Coordinator FamilyHome is a program that has been offered through Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region for almost 30 years. It is a living opportunity we cherish dearly, as it provides a home, family relationships, love and support to adults in our community who have a developmental disability and who want to live with […]

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Posted by Terral McBay, in Adult, Blog, Community

NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in funding (e.g. for summer camp fees, 1:1 support, respite or a skill development program). The funding is for programs occurring between April 1, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail
WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home

Eric Goll is a sibling who guides families that have a loved one who has an intellectual disability to create ordinary everyday lives, and future peace of mind. Eric will be hosting a free webinar, “How to Create A Home for your family member with an intellectual disability, without relying on or waiting for a […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Youth

Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities thumbnail
Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities thumbnail

Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities

In response to Ontario’s housing crisis, the provincial government launched the Developmental Services Housing Task Force in 2015 issuing a province-wide call for “innovative new housing proposals designed specifically for adults with a developmental disability.” As of 2018, the Housing Task Force funding generated 18 projects designed to create innovative, inclusive, sustainable and affordable housing solutions for adults who have […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community

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Block Party 2019

Join us to celebrate the neighbourhoods of Waterloo Region at Block Party, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday November 9, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host its second annual Block Party fundraiser. Join us for an evening of fun, live music, craft beer, ‘street eats’, a DJ, pop up […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Blog, Community

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

Do you know someone in Waterloo Region with lived experience of disability? Someone who has made or makes a worthy contribution to others in some way? Someone who is a changemaker in their community, even though they may not know it? We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the second annual […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth