Community Living disABILITY Services
Community Living disABILITY Services is responsible for the planning, development, maintenance, overall direction and management of programs and resources that support and enhance the quality of life of adults with a mental disability living in the community. Community Living disABILITY Services is responsible for the review and development of policies associated with Day Services, Residential Services, Support Services and Residential Care Licensing.
Day Services is directed at maximizing the independence of adults with a mental disability by: assisting them in adapting to and participating in the province's workforce; supporting their involvement in the community; and enhancing their personal development. Transportation services are also provided to adults who attend an approved funded day program. Day Services may include supported employment and follow-up services, vocational training and supports; and personal skills development.
Residential Services provides care and accommodation to assist adults with a mental disability to live in the community in their residential option of choice, including;
- a family home;
- independent living; and
- residential care facilities – approved or licensed facilities that include foster homes and private and agency-managed facilities.
Support services may include: respite for care givers; crisis intervention to ensure immediate safety and well being; clinical services and other supports depending on the needs of the individuals and his or her family.
Residential Care Licensing is responsible for licensing/approving all community-based resources that provide residential services funded by Community Living disABILITY Services, as well as residences in the community which support persons with a mental disorder or those with frailty or cognitive impairment related to aging. Residential Care Licensing ensures that care facilities comply with standards that promote the health, safety and well being of residents.
Services provided include processing applications for licensing and monitoring facility operations for conformity with regulated and established licensing criteria.