Residential Options

Community Living Toronto offers a continuum of residential funded and unfunded options focused on a meaningful life as chosen by that person with support from people who care about them. Person directed practices guide our supports and services which respect each person’s right and responsibility to consider choices and to make life decisions.

Supported Group Living situations means 3 or more adults with an intellectual disability are living together. Paid supports are provided up to 24 hours every day depending on the support needs of the people living there. Support outcomes are aligned with each person’s individual support plan. Typically, people considering group living require some level of support at all times.

Through LifeShare, Ontario families and citizens (home providers) can offer a safe and nurturing environment for adults with intellectual disabilities (home sharers).
LifeShare (also known as host family) is so much more than providing a room in your home. Being a home provider means you’re giving someone with an intellectual disability “a place in your heart, a place in your home.”
LifeShare helps adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 and older live as independently as possible in their communities.
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Supported Independent Living enables someone with an intellectual disability to live with or without a partner/room-mate. A caseworker enables the achievement of outcomes which are aligned with each person’s individual support plan and paid supports are available on a part-time basis to foster and maintain independence. Someone considering this option would have life skills necessary to live with occasional support for meals, money management and community engagement.

Alternatives may also be created when someone has individualized funds. Living arrangements may be similar to the models described above or may look different. Experienced support is available to help someone develop a personalized plan and budget for individualized funds.

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LIGHTS is a unique program which has been created by community leaders in partnership with Community Living Toronto to address the very significant shortage of independent and appropriate housing for intellectually disabled citizens in Toronto. Its goal is to enable new housing opportunities to flourish for the intellectually disabled, and to share its blueprint for success with other communities across the country.

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