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Organization: Avenue II Community Program Services - RK Andras Court - Independent Living Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-345-9933
Fax: 807-343-6090
122 Cumberland St S
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 2V3
Intersection: Cumberland St S and Water St
Location: North Ward, RK Andras Court Bldg
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Suzann Doherty - Executive Director
Service Description: Offers a variety of independent living support services to individuals with a developmental disability

Located on Cumberland St S in the RK Andras Court building

  • Supports individuals with a developmental disability to live in a home of their choice, to acquire work and to participate in recreational and leisure activities
  • Supports are designed to directly enrich the quality of life by encouraging individuals to maintain their independence and learn new skills

  • Employment Services
    • Strives to achieve "Real Jobs for Real People" by assisting adults with a developmental disability to become employed
    • Provides customized employment and career services to meet the diverse needs of individuals with disabilities
    • Assists in developing an employment plan, resume and interview preparation as well as job search
    • Provides job coaching and follow up to promote employment success

    Community Supports
    • Enhances a person's involvement in the community
    • Develops supports with individuals to meet their needs and desires
    • Supports individuals to acquire and maintain skills that will assist them to be a part of their community
    • Participates in community programs offered in recreation, leisure and/or education
    • Assists with personal shopping, grocery shopping, menu planning, list preparation, food storage, food safety
    • Utilizes various community services such as public transportation and financial institutions
    • Encourages individuals to participate in various community volunteer opportunities

    Independent Living
    • Provides the necessary support to enable people to live in their own homes
    • Emphasizes and develops all aspects leading to independent living
    • Provides support services based on the individual's wants and needs, with the goal of independence in the community
    • Determines the required support through the development of a personal plan
    • Support can range from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day
    • Where overnight support may be required, provides a non-disabled live-in roommate who lives as part of the household and on duty from 10 pm-8 am

    Fees: Service * None - for some services
    Application: Must apply at Central Point of Access (Lutheran Community Care Centre) for Ministry funded services
    Eligibility / Target Population: Adults with developmental disabilities
    Languages: English
    Area Served:
    City of Thunder Bay  
    See Also: Independent Living Support
    Life Skills for People with Disabilities

    This information was last completely updated on April 30, 2018

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