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Community Living With Ongwanada

People with developmental disabilities live on their own or on their own with support provided by Ongwanada and other agencies. When more support is required, Ongwanada offers a number of community residential options. Placements are flexible and are reviewed regularly.

Eligibility: Individuals with developmental disabilities.

Area served: Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville Counties.

Referrals: Accepted from all sources.

Waiting period: Variable. A waiting list is maintained and reviewed annually.

Fees: Individuals receiving a government pension are charged a co-payment fee which contributes to the cost of their residential and support services.

Community Residences
Ongwanada operates over 20 community residences located in neighbourhoods in Kingston, Napanee, Gananoque as well as other outlaying rural areas. Generally three to six people each live in these family-like settings.

Varying levels of staff support are provided at each home and most are wheelchair accessible and all have access to a van that allows clients to be more active in their communities.

Three of the community residences in Kingston (Inverness Crescent, Elizabeth Avenue, and Barclay Road) offer 24 hour nursing support to clients with chronic medical conditions. Three visiting nurse positions provide nursing support to ensure quality healthcare for those clients living in Ongwanada's non-nursing community residences.

Host Family
Host Family offers families or individuals the opportunity to share their home with a child or adult who has a developmental disability. The program fosters rewarding and long lasting relationships that enrich the lives of all participants. Placements are made gradually and with care to ensure compatibility. The host family, called the Host Family Provider, receives financial remuneration, regular respite, and ongoing support from Ongwanada community counsellors. More Host Family Providers are needed. Families and individuals interested in learning more about this opportunity are asked to call Geoff Gifford at 548-4417 Ext. 1178.

Residential Respite Care
Respite care is offered on weekends at a home on Wilson Street in Kingston to provide parents and other caregivers with occasional relief from their responsibilities. Respite is available in some Ongwanada homes throughout the week and may be available with host families through the Home Share program.

Waiting period: Approximately two months for respite in a community residence and/or availability of a suitable placement. The waiting period for Home Share respite depends on the availability of host families.

Fees: $3 a day for children and $15 a day for adults (subject to change) for respite in an Ongwanada community residence. The fee for Home Share respite ranges from $24 to $31 a day depending on the level of support required.

If you are looking for services for a child, please contact Ongwanada's Social Work Department at 613.548.4417 ext. 3311.

If you are looking for services for an adult (18 years or older), please contact Developmental Services Ontario by clicking here for contact information

ALERTS

Hydrotherapy Pool Closed until further notice
Effective October 24, 2017, Ongwanadas Hydrotherapy Pool will be temporarily closed while the pools dehumidification and heating system is being replaced. We understand how important the therapeutic benefits of our pool is to our users and apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure causes. Please check Ongwanadas website, Facebook, and/or Twitter, for future announcements regarding the pools re-open date. ... More

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Hydrotherapy Pool Closed until further notice
Effective October 24, 2017, Ongwanadas Hydrotherapy Pool will be temporarily closed while the pools dehumidification and heating system is being replaced. We understand how important the therapeutic benefits of our pool is to our users and apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure causes. Please check Ongwanadas website, Facebook, and/or Twitter, for future announcements regarding the pools re-open date. ... More

2017-2018 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach

September, 2017

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2018-2019 Kingston Internship Consortium Brochure
Please note: This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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Horizon - Summer 2017
The summer 2017 edition of the Horizon is now available. Read it today!

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2016|2017 Annual Report
Keeping Vision 2020's Momentum Going

Click below to view Ongwanada's 2016-2017 Annual Report or stop by our Resource Centre to pick up a copy.

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