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Organization: Wesway - Respite Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-623-2353
Toll-Free: 1-888-623-2353
Fax: 807-623-6413
1703 Victoria Ave E, Suite 210
Thunder Bay, ON
P7C 1C8
Intersection: Victoria Ave E and Selkirk St
Location: South ward
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Service hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Daniel McGoey - Executive Director
807-625-6688 *
Dana MacMillan - Director of Services
807-625-6687 *
Public Contacts: Leigh Abthorpe - Intake Services Coordinator
807-625-6695 *
Service Description: Wesway provides personalized respite services. Wesway builds community partnerships and promotes inclusion through community development. Wesway envisions a model of respite support services to meet the needs of community with respect and dignity

Located on Victoria Ave E near Selkirk St

  • Provides a flexible range of respite care services for families of children, adults and/or seniors with a disability or chronic health condition
  • Provides services in the home or out of the home using either staff or volunteers

  • Host Family Service
    • Provides periods of respite by welcoming a child or adult with a disability into their home
    • Includes the individual in their family activities for a few hours, or an occasional overnight, or a weekend

    In-Home Service
    • Carries out the care routines (usually performed by the family caregiver) when the needs of individuals are better met at home
    • Assists participants in the enjoyment of various activities with a focus on their needs, interests and personal safety

    Community Friends Service
    • Matches individuals with a disability with volunteers who share their time every week or two to enjoy a few hours of social or recreational activities in the community

    Respite Home Service
    • Provides a variety of respite care for individuals in a home-like setting
    • Engages in daily life routines with small groups of participants and enjoys social and recreational activities tailored to the participants' interests
    • Offers weekday and weekend services

    Family-Directed Respite Funding
    • Administers this type of respite for families living in various communities throughout the region, also in limited circumstances within the City of Thunder Bay
    • Develops detailed contracts with each family based on specific eligibility criteria and available resources

    This organization is a Registered Charity

    Fees: None
    • Can be referred by family caregiver, health, or community service provider
    • Can be done by telephone
    Eligibility / Target Population:
    • Eligible families are responsible for the ongoing care of a family member who lives with them
    • Family member must have a disability or a chronic health condition such as a developmental disability, autism spectrum disorder, physical disability, frail condition related to aging, Alzheimer Disease or a related dementia
    • Specific eligibility is determined by criteria relating to age, diagnosis and location of individuals
    Languages: English * French
    Area Served:
    City of Thunder Bay, District of Kenora, District of Rainy River, District of Thunder Bay, James and Hudson Bay Coast, Northern  
    See Also: Financial Assistance for People with Disabilities
    Respite Care for Adults
    Respite Care for Children

    This information was last completely updated on January 5, 2018

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