December 22, 2017

Residential Options

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Adult Community Living

24/7 residential support is provided to residents in six group homes located throughout Vernon

Venture Home Share

Venture Home Share offers alternatives to staffed residential homes by providing individuals an opportunity to live within their community with related or non-related families. Participants may occupy a bedroom and share communal space, or live in a self-contained suite within the family home

Venture Home Share contracts families (including single people or couples) that are interested in welcoming an individual into their home. It will be the responsibility of the Venture Homeshare Provider to create an environment that allows the participant to live a healthy and balanced life

The Venture Home Share Provider will be required to (but not limited to):

  • Support an individual to develop and maintain a network of family and friends
  • Identify and encourage participants in meaningful activities within the community
  • Support the individual to achieve the fullest possible independence both in the home and community
  • Be an active supporter where all people are accepted and respected

Entrance Criteria for Home Share:

  • Adults - age 19 and over where Home share is appropriate
  • Individuals who seek a family model of support for their residential placement
  • Meets eligibility criteria of funding referral source (CLBC or individual)
  • Based on intake assessment, the individual's well being will be improved by participating in the service, support or program
  • The urgency of the need of the person may also be considered
  • Formally diagnosed with a developmental disability (exceptions may be made in certain circumstances)

Criteria for Venture Home Share Providers:

  • Minimum age of 19 years of age
  • First Aid Training
  • CPR training
  • Satisfactory home study
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Three references
  • Training and/or previous experience in community living or a related field
  • Physician's certification of good health
  • Signed declaration of confidentiality
  • Signed release
  • Valid driver's license (class 4 desired)

Living, Working and Sharing Communities that Care

Venture Home Share Providers provide long term placement wherever possible and are required to share in the same philosophy and vision of the host agency

Venture Home Share Providers are independent contractors that are responsible for the day to day care of an individual placed with them

Venture Home Share Providers adhere to the host agencies values, policies and procedures, and service outcomes

Persons interested in providing Home Share services can contact the Venture Home Share Coordinator at 250-503-1108

Please submit your resume and current credentials along with a completed family profile, VDACL HS Compatibility Form and a signed Authorization Form Reference Checks

Please also take a moment to read the Letter of Introduction to Home Share to assist you in all other credentials required to get you started as a Home Share Provider

For further details on our Venture Home Share program please contact the Home Share Coordinator at homeshare@vdacl.ca