Category Archives: Housing

House parent contract

The amazing Morgan has agreed to stay on for another year! We have all agreed to meet to review our house mentor contract and see if any changes are needed. The contract is an agreement between our mentor and the parents … Continue reading

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What does a house mentor do?

So much!  The role is a tricky one because our wonderful Morgan is both a housemate and a mentor. She is a housemate in simple ways – being cordial and friendly and interacting with the other residents on a day-to-day basis just as … Continue reading

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So what happened?

As I said, way back in June, we fired the first House Mentor. Then what to do? We asked Maddie how she felt staying in the house without someone there overnight. She was fine. So were Karen and Krystal. For … Continue reading

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She’s ready but it’s hard!

Maddie has moved into a shared house with two friends! Her roommates, Karen and Krystal, had been living together for more than a year in a rented apartment with a “House Mentor”. When the lease came to an end, Krystal’s mom bought a … Continue reading

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Housing–the next big step

It turns out that finding housing for a young adult child isn’t just one problem. It’s really two HUGE problems. At least that’s what Bryan Keshan, CEO of Reena, has helped me understand. As a parent, I want to find housing that … Continue reading

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Friendly Housemates–Information night Tuesday, August 4

Community Living, in partnership with Lights has developed an innovative pilot project to match people with disabilities with a developmental services student in a shared living situation. Find out more at the information night on Tuesday, August 4.

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St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing

St. Clare’s is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that operates 383 housing units in four properties in downtown Toronto. It is the largest affordable housing developer in Canada—numbers that are amazing for a not-for-profit agency, but that demonstrate how little commitment … Continue reading

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