Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt

Service: Family Home Program for Adults and Children

Record #: BAR0652
Last Modified: 24 May 2024
Last Full Update: 14 Feb 2023


Description (Service) Residential option for children and adults with developmental and possibly physical disabilities who for a variety of reasons cannot or choose not to live with their families in the community.
  • program is designed to enable the individual to live as an integral part of an alternative family setting
  • wherever possible, the individual's relationship with his/her natural family is encouraged and supported and regular visitation takes place
  • children attend neighbourhood schools and adults can participate in employment/volunteer/day program options according to their choosing
  • all placements are monitored and supervised by a social worker
  • the family home provider receives ongoing training, support meetings with other home providers and relief
  • program is licensed under the Child and Family Services Act and meets the standards and guidelines set forth by the Ministry of Community and Social Services

Service Details

Hours Program: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Children: living in Simcoe County with a developmental disability and/or intellectual disability
Adults: living in Barrie and Orillia and surrounding areas with a developmental disability and /or intellectual disability
Application Children: apply with Empower Simcoe - Request for Service
Adults: apply with Developmental Services Ontario, call for more information about application process
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5J5
Intersection Morrow Rd and Patterson Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-726-9082
Fax 705-726-6875
E-Mail inquiries@empowersimcoe.ca
Website https://www.empowersimcoe.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
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Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerSimcoe
Primary Contact Michele Kapteyn, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2377; Email: mkapteyn@empowersimcoe.ca
Alternate Contact Jamie Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 5280; Email: jhall@empowersimcoe.ca
Mailing Address 39 Fraser Court 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 5J5

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