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Community Living Options for MDC Residents
The Manitoba government and Community Living Manitoba (CLM) developed this guide to help Manitoba Developmental Centre (MDC) residents, their families and substitute decision makers learn about community living options.
Additional Videos about Community Living (Outside Manitoba)
Below are three additional videos, two of which show the stories of two people who transitioned from a developmental centre to community living in Ontario. While programs and services outside of Manitoba may differ, these videos provide more insight into living in the community.
Unforgettable Lorraine Video and description: Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services Lorianne, who is deafblind, has been able to build on the experiences she had at the Rideau Regional Centre and is now thriving with the new opportunities and supports she is receiving in the community.
Craig’s Story Video and description: Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services Craig, a former resident of the Southwestern Regional Centre for people with a developmental disability, now lives independently in an apartment that is attached to a 24-hour support home operated by Community Living Essex.
Creating Home: The Story of Bert and Albert Part 1and Part 2 Video and description: Brampton Caledon Community Living, hosted on YouTube Albert and Bert show that community living has no age limits.
For more information about community living options for MDC residents, contact staff at one of these locations:
Manitoba Family Services – Central Region 25 Tupper Street North Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3K1 Phone: 204-239-3092 Toll free: 1-866-513-2185 Fax: 204-239-3198 For other service locations in Manitoba, go to: www.manitoba.ca/fs/locations.html
Manitoba Developmental Centre 840 – 3rd Street N.E. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3C6 Phone: 204-856-4200
Community Living Manitoba 6 – 120 Maryland Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1L1 Phone: 204-786-1607 Fax: 204-789-9850 Email: email@example.com Website: www.aclmb.ca