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Organization: Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Centre  
Phone Numbers: 807-223-5995
Fax: 807-223-8370
53 Arthur St
Dryden, ON
P8N 1J7
Intersection: Arthur St and Van Horne Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Public Contacts: Debbie Dokuchie - Executive Director
807-223-5995 ext 209 *
- Director of Programs and Services
807-223-5995 ext 7
Service Description: Provides a variety of year-round services to individuals who live with a developmental disability

Located at Arthur St near Van Horne Ave

Provides a variety of year-round services to individuals who live with a developmental disability
  • Connects individuals with available volunteer opportunities
  • Connects community agencies with available volunteers
  • Provides volunteer community members with training in various areas

Offers the following programs/services:
  • Christmas Cheer Program
  • Healthy Food Box Program, (partnership with the NWHU)
  • Supervised Access Program (SAP), which provides a safe, neutral and child-focused setting for visits between a child and non-custodial parent or other family member

Community Integration Service (CIS)
  • Connects adults with a developmental disability to the community via volunteers with common interests
  • Accomplished through friendship matches, supported volunteer placements, vacation program, participating in community clubs/courses, organized activities, and public awareness
  • Activities can include but are not limited to: guys night, bowling, supervising visits, one-on-one work with clients, swimming, Hip club (painting nails), office work, maintenance work, coffee group, special events, weekly/monthly outings, and out-of-town trips

Fee for Service Program
  • Offers an individualized funded program for recreation and leisure, community participation, respite, and life skills training support
  • Designed and tailored to the individual's Personal Direct Plan and/or Developmental Services Assessment
  • Services can be purchased using Passport, Special Services at Home, youth funding, or private funds

This organization is a Registered Charity

Fees: Membership - Minimal annual membership fee * None
Application: Community Integration Service

To enroll as client:

Requires referral from Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)

To enroll as volunteer:

Requires completed application, signed waiver of responsibility, signed confidentiality form, Criminal Reference Check, three references and an interview

Eligibility / Target Population: Community Integration Service
Adults with a developmental disability

Christmas Cheer
Families in need who are provided a hamper to assist through the holidays
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
District of Kenora  
See Also: Parenting Groups
Volunteer Referral Networks

This information was last completely updated on October 31, 2018

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Updated October 31, 2018
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