Adults with developmental disabilities want to be included in your community!

  15 April 2021

Have you considered welcoming an independent or semi-independent adult with a developmental disability to your co-op community?

Many adults with developmental disabilities are able to live quite independently in their own homes with minimal staff support.

Yet communities often exclude these individuals. Let’s change that and take the necessary steps to be truly inclusive and share our caring co-op communities with these adults. The experience is truly life changing for your co-op members and the person with the developmental disability.

Since 2018, CHF BC has been working with the Community Living Society of BC (CLS) to offer homes in our new Community Land Trust (CLT) co-ops for their clients. CLS has referred six individuals and they are thriving in their co-op homes.

On April 7, CHF BC and CLS held a free information session with staff who support these individuals in their semi-independent lifestyles and stories of how housing co-ops can offer them homes.

If you’d like to learn more about how your co-op can offer a home to an adult with a development disability, please contact us at members@chf.bc.ca.