Community Living Affordable Housing Development CLV is redeveloping our 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road location! Our organization invests in people and community. We are extending that investment to our current property at 3861 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. We invite you to access the links below to listen to a community association meeting and Q […]Read More
A Message from our Executive Director, Ellen Tarshis
While things are looking better in BC and Vancouver Island, in particular, as the number of COVID-19 cases decline, we must continue to be vigilant as we move into Phase Two of our recovery. We are starting to plan how our services will look going forward while continuing to slow the spread of the virus and balance the need for the people we support to slowly resume some of their everyday activities.
As we start to support people to be more engaged with their community, we will continue to follow our COVID-19 Response Principles, the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry and Ministry of Health guidelines, and our health and safety policies and protocols. This includes identifying risk and then implementation strategies for re-starting and continuing our services.
Our Community Inclusion survey was sent to family members and supporters of people who use CLV’s services to gather your input. We will use the information shared about your hopes and worries of re-activation to inform our approach as we move forward through our phased re-opening. We will be increasing service gradually, but our Community Inclusion programs will look very different. With this comes the opportunity to offer more flexible schedules and more 1:1 or small group activities.
We will be offering a reduced summer program to alleviate some pressure for parents and teens in our Youth Services.
In our community homes, we continue to have a Ministry of Health, Essential Services Only restriction to visitors in our homes. We have, however, been able to accommodate smaller family visits literally outside the home – in driveways, backyards and patios – maintaining social distancing and enabling families to visit with their loved ones in a safe manner. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
We want to acknowledge our staff, individuals, families, home sharing providers, contractors, and community partners who have been all doing their part in keeping people safe and maintaining essential services. We are so proud to be a part of such a great community!
We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes. As always, feel free to email me email@example.com or 250.477.7231, 226 with any questions or concerns.
YELLOW BOOK 2020 – Summer Camps and activities:
The Summer Services Booklet for Children and Youth with Disabilities, also known as the Yellow Booklet, has been produced by RIV for 24 years to help families begin planning for their child’s summer. We are saddened to announce this will be the last edition of the booklet produced by RIV, but are thrilled to announce that Community Living Victoria will be taking over the production of this beloved booklet next year.
REACH FOR THE SUN CAMPAIGN 2020
With your help, we can make a difference to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities
I invite you to share in the gift of giving and ask you to support our Reach for the Sun campaign. This summer fundraising campaign is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The campaign’s contributions have made a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities in our community. The generosity of our donors has helped us raise over $154,000 over the last 29 years. On behalf of the people we support and their families, I am grateful for our community’s contributions.
Our goal this year is to raise $10,000.
This has been an unprecedented time. Community Living Victoria is an essential service provider during the pandemic. Please consider a donation to CLV to help with the cost of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) or to assist in the cost of purchasing food for families or individuals who live on their own and have needed our help. Click on the Make a Donation button below. Remember, your donation is tax deductible.
President, the Foundation
Community Living Victoria is looking forward and preparing for our 6th CARF Accreditation survey in Spring 2020. Stay tuned for updates and ways that you can participate in the process!