Community Living Chatham-Kent is a non-profit charitable organization. In 1955, the agency was started by volunteers and parents of people who have diverse abilities and who wanted to see their loved ones living in and contributing to the life of the community.
Facts about Community Living Chatham-Kent:
- Supports over 550 people and their families in Chatham-Kent
- Services are person-centered and based on individual needs
- Employs more than 270 people
- Approximately 90% of funding comes from the Provincial Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
- Approximately 10% of funding comes from fundraising, fees and grants
- Community Living has developed partnerships with all levels of government, businesses, social service agencies, volunteers, education, health, and the public
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That all people live in a state of Dignity, share in all elements of living in the community, and have the opportunity to participate effectively.
Discovering Dreams . . . Connecting Lives.
Community Living Chatham-Kent enriches the lives of people who have diverse abilities by providing quality services, and meaningful and inclusive opportunities.
Everyone is valued, respected, and treated with dignity;
Employees are a significant part of our success and future;
Lives are enriched with the support and involvement of family, friends, employees, volunteers, and the community;
Lives are enhanced through education, inclusion, and partnerships;
Communities are at their best, when everyone is participating;
Understanding and appreciating diversity is essential;
People’s dreams and goals, are a priority;
Successes are recognized and celebrated;
Open and honest communication builds trust and strengthens relationships;
People thrive in safe, respectful, caring, and supportive environments;
We are committed to being the difference that makes a difference.