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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



Location: Sunny Side Treatment Home
Dates of Vacancy: June 5, 2017
Closing Date: May 5, 2017
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Dates of Vacancy: June 5, 2017
Closing Date: May 5, 2017
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Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre
Dates of Vacancy: May 29, 2017
Closing Date: May 4, 2017
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Date of Vacancy: June 12, 2017
Closing Date: May 4, 2017
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Paint Night: Fundraiser for United Way KFL&A
Join us for an evening of merriment while creating your own personal masterpiece!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m.  9 p.m.
Light refreshment at 6:30
WHY: Because the United Way needs our help!
HOW: Register at https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1170797

Included in the price:
" All supplies: Paint, brushes, a 16x20 canvas and a funky Paint Nite apron to wear (a nifty little fashion statement)!
" Delectable treats prior to starting
" Door Prizes

The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the United Way KFL&A who help people and organizations in our community. In 2015 that was 75,000 people, 40 agencies, and 57 programs.

We need at least 35 people signed up two weeks in advance to proceed with the event and we are open to the public so bring family and friends!

Register by April 7, 2017 for a chance to win our Early Bird draw.

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Winter 2017 Horizon
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Ongwanada earns Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Ongwanada is proud to announce that after Accreditation Canada's surveyors were on-site in December, they reported that our organization met Exemplary status. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process.

Click below to see the Accreditation Report.

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Host Family Opportunity for 64-year old gentleman
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2016-2017 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach.

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