Supported Independent Living

At Community Living Owen Sound & District, we want to help you live your best life. Our Supported Independent Living Program is all about acknowledging your unique needs, advocating for your individuality, and creating an environment where you can experience all the good things in life.

The Supported Independent Living program supports individuals who have been approved for service supports through the DSO in their own homes, apartments, or other living accommodations. This program is not funded to provide housing. 

Community & Day Supports

Adults are supported to achieve personal goals related to activities of daily living and community participation. These supports provide a variety of options whereby adults can participate in planned activities that focus on community participation, life skills, volunteer and cooperative work, socialization and/or leisure.

Who can Access Our Supported Independent Living Program?

Access to supported independent living services starts with contacting the DSO. We recommend families contact the DSO to begin the assessment process at age 16.

The Phone number for DSO Southwest region is:  1 (855) 437-6797.

For more information visit the DSO website

Key Features of Our Supported Independent Living Program

We believe in individuality, and our program reflects that belief. Each participant works with our dedicated team to create a personalized support plan aligning with their goals, preferences, and unique needs.

Your journey towards independent living starts with a plan developed with you, ensuring you have the necessary resources and assistance to thrive. Support Independent Living is a voluntary program based on assessments done through the DSO.

Our Supported Independent Living program encourages and promotes safe and inclusive environments where individuals can feel at home.

We prioritize living spaces catering to diverse abilities, fostering a sense of belonging and security. This program is not funded to provide housing. 

Gain the skills needed for daily living, personal care, budgeting your money and household management.

Our program focuses on empowering individuals with the skills and confidence to navigate life independently.

Supported Independent Living is about being an active member of the community.

Engage in local activities, connect with neighbours, and participate in community events, fostering relationships that enrich your social life.

Our team of support staff is dedicated to your success. They are not just Support Workers but partners in your journey towards independence.

Receive guidance, assistance, and encouragement from professionals who are committed to promoting your well-being and personal growth.

At Community Living Owen Sound & District, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live independently as possible and be an active participant in their community. Our Supported Independent Living Program is a pathway to empowerment and a vibrant, fulfilling life.

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