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Community Living


Community Living


The Community Living Division is responsible for addressing the needs of individuals and families in the areas of:

- Early Childhood
- Case Counseling
- Residential
- Respite/Recreation

The integration of individuals with a developmental disability into all aspects of the community necessitated the need for supportive services for both individuals and their families.

Networking with Government and other agencies, we support and advocate for individuals in areas such as residential alternatives, short and long term respite, financial, medical, judicial, and transportation issues.

Providing support to individuals and families in decision making and long term planning has become and integral part of the Community Living Division.



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Pilot Night Program

The goal of this program is to offer clients, 18 years of age and older, with no day program an opportunity to take part in an evening program for a short period of time (e.g. 6-8 weeks). This program has a specific focus and addresses an activity in which clients would have an interest. Such programs could include a cooking class, computers class, etc. The activity indirectly provides an opportunity for enhancement of clients skill level and self-esteem while allowing them to become more independent.



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Recreation

Recreation

Community Living Division in conjunction with Career Development Division of the Vera Perlin Society operates a Summer Respite and Recreation Program. The goal of this program is to provide a quality recreation day program to school children and young adults living with a developmental disability during the months of July and August. This program focuses on 3 key areas:

Recreation

Socialization

Life Skills

Under the supervision of the general co-ordinator, the program co-ordinator and program staff will endeavor to provide recreational activities in line with each participants ability and attention level.



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Social Program

The Vera Perlin Society offers a number of social activities throughout the year which enables clients with developmental disabilities to participate. These scheduled events usually take place at an outside venue and clients are notified by e-mail or their friends who are active members or clients of the Vera Perlin Society. These activities usually include holiday dances, movie nights etc. with a focus placed on enjoyment and fun.



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Day Program

The Vera Perlin Society offers a quality structured day program to individuals with developmental disabilities 18 years of age and older living in St. Johns and surrounding areas with an opportunity for employment through the Employment Division of the Vera Perlin Society.



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Special Projects

- Tax Clinic
- Christmas Hamper Project
- Easter Hamper Project
- 4th Year Nursing Student internship



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