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Familyhome Program

The Familyhome Program brings together a family and an individual with developmental disability to live together in a family setting. Each person is matched to a compatible family that has been screened by VON. The definition of family is broad - it could be a couple with children, a single person, or empty nesters. When a compatible match is found, a gradual transition occurs until the person moves in and begins to become part of the family. The screening process includes a criminal reference check and a personal interview.

Why it Matters: 

Often seniors and adults with disabilities become isolated, which is detrimental to their mental and physical health. The Familyhome Program will provide a safe, healthy and respectful home to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

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Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.