Semiahmoo House Society offers a variety of residential group homes. Each person living in these homes is encouraged to plan and live their own lives with encouragement from family, friends and their support team. The twenty-four hour a day professional support team are all taught the philosophy of self-determination.
The support provided to individuals in this model is very individualized. Individuals live in their own homes but have support from a trained support team to help them in developing daily life skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting and socializing. The goal in this program is for the individuals to develop their skills further to allow them to live independently.
This model is for people who want to live in their own home with a family who can assist in providing some support.
This model is for people who are wanting to live in their own home with a roommate who can assist in providing some support.
People have the option of living in their own apartment with other supported individuals living in their own apartments in the same complex. There is a support team who also resides in the same complex. This model allows for independent living with support as needed.
When an individual does not want to live in a group home, but wants/needs the support of a family environment, Family Support may be the answer. Family providers are sub-contracted by Semiahmoo House Society and provide 24-hr support to the individuals in their home. In our Family Support program, individuals may also live in a separate suite within the support family's home.
The driving force of all our supported living options is the Person Centred Planning Process.