We believe that all people have the right to live, grow and find employment in their community
Supported Living “Cluster Program”
The Cluster Program was developed in May 1999 to bridge the gap between supported living and life skills. Individuals live in their own apartments with support from staff 16 hours per day (AiMHi provides support from staff for as many hours as needed by the people living in the Clusters), for such things as life skills, interpersonal skills, recreational opportunities, assistance in accessing the community, medication, and medical support.
Individuals in the program must be 19 or older, have some daily living skills, be able to demonstrate safe cooking skills and not require assistance between 11:00 p.m. at night and 7:00 a.m. in the morning, unless it is an emergency. Individuals will have the skills necessary to get along with others or the ability and willingness to work on acquiring these skills.
Individuals have the option of participating in group cluster activities and must be willing to work towards gaining independence by accepting training from AiMHi Cluster Employees. The Manager and Community Living Services Social Worker will determine a person’s eligibility for the Program.
Home Living Options
AiMHi – Prince George Association for Community Living believes that all people have the right to live, grow up and find employment in their own community. Living in an AiMHi home is one of the options available for adults who have a developmental disability and children and youth with special needs.
Individuals who require minimal to considerable support to reside in the community may choose to live with 1–4 people in a house of their choice. Support is provided by staff 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Service Plans are developed for each person. This is a clear statement of the programs which will be implemented and reviewed on a monthly basis.
Individuals may receive assistance with cooking, budgeting, personal care, laundry, daily living skills, support to attend school and employment. The program is designed to maximize their independence and participate as fully as possible in their home and in the community.
Full advantage is taken of social and recreational activities offered by the community. This includes bowling, swimming, bingo, movies, the theatre and concerts. Capabilities, needs and interests of each person direct the selection of activities.
Individuals 19 years and older are referred to the program by Community Living British Columbia and must be identified as having a developmental disability.
Children and Youth under 19 years of age are referred to the program by Ministry of Children and Family Development and must be identified as having special needs.
Children’s Residence provides support and relief services for families of children who have a mental, physical or sensory disability, up to the age of 19.
The residence is staffed 24 hours a day by skilled and experienced AiMHi employees. The atmosphere resembles that of a home, including single and double bedrooms, a dining room, a large fenced yard, and ample space for play activities. We welcome your children to stay during the following times:
- Parental relief,
- Holidays, except Christmas,
- Period of family adjustments,
- Educational reasons
- Therapeutic reasons