Having a place to call a home of your own, independent of your family and outside of a congregated residential setting is a choice for many adults living with disabilities.
Our Independent Facilitators walk alongside you and your family to explore create creative housing options, access resources and determine the right type and amount of supports that respects your voice and choice to live a safe and secure life of independence in your community.
Whether you choose to live on your own or with someone in a shared living environment, Be At Home can help you create a plan and take the steps needed to find a living arrangement that best achieves your individual lifestyle choices and support needs.
Your Independent Facilitator serves as your guide and resource for you supported by your family to direct and develop a Personal Creative Housing Plan that is just right for you.
Your journey towards achieving your long-term goals and having a place to call a home of your own may include activities such as:
- Relationship building with potential housemates
- Searching for an affordable and accessible place to live.
- Negotiating living arrangements with family, landlords and potential housemates.
- Forming a network of unpaid supports
- Mapping community-based resources in your new neighbourhood
- Identifying paid supports and services to sustain your independence and lifestyle choices
“As Steph would say, ‘I like small steps.’ In this way, Steph’s independent housing journey is a work in progress, taking time and thoughtful planning.” ~ Barb Prysnuk, Parent
Where and who to live with is an important choice
Be At Home also offers print materials and other resources that can assist with the next move in your life. Learn more about living on your own and supports to help you with the stages of your housing goals.
“It is with nervous anticipation that I look forward to Alison achieving her dream of moving into a home of her own with a supportive roommate or two of her choosing. The key thing is finding a good fit for roommates. I don’t expect that the first thing we try will be the last. It will be a learning and growing experience.” ~ Lorna Aberdeen, Parent
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