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Description & Services
Description (Service) Facilitates an agreement between a host family willing to share their home and life with an adult person who requires support 
  • Provides funding to families willing to have individual requiring support to become part of their family  
  • Oversees the creation of an agreement for living arrangements between host family and person needing support through a Case Manager who maintains documentation and oversees the provisions of the agreement 
  • Offers the services of the Case Manager for the duration of the living arrangement 
  • Provides a process of interviews for the home provider and training, support and supervision, as well as fire and health inspection of the home and a background police check
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Case Manager available evenings and weekends if required
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Individuals with an intellectual disability who wish to live with a host family and 
  • Families willing to envision a lifetime commitment to sharing their home with an adult requiring support 
  • Family must be willing to allow external monitoring and advocacy for the dependent consumer and 
  • Agree to an in-depth annual review of the arrangement
  • Intake assessment required  
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding required between consumer, host family and Association
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-467-5225
Fax 807-467-5259
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Primary Contact Kim Gauthier, Supervisor and Case Manager, Host Family; Phone: 807-467-5224; Email:
Alternate Contact Cherie Leonard, Community Consultant, Host Family; Phone: 807-467-5238; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 1 Ninth Ave S
Kenora, ON P9N 2H8
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Intersection Ninth Ave S and Park St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)