What do we provide
Caring Community Homes
The HOME Society provides homes shared with warm and caring families and caregivers. Most individuals supported by HOMES find the companionship and support to be life changing. HOMES has over 80 family homes in the Fraser valley and a variety of Group living options
Most of the young men and woman supported by HOMES had never worked prior to their involvement with HOMES. Often within days they have joined a crew and are working as much as they are able and earning wages for the first time doing Office work, Moving or Landscaping.
Many of those referred arrive, addicted, with mental health issues and often in poor health as a result of living on the streets or in and out of jail or hospitals. HOMES can provide easy access and consistent Psychiatric Support, Drug and Alcohol Counselling and help with medical, dental and nutritional issues.
Open Door Policy
Those we support, Family Members, Caregivers, Colleagues and Neighbours are all welcome to drop by the office. They are welcomed with warm hugs and a caring team.
Planning for the Future
HOMES is known locally and Internationally for Gentle Teaching. Slowly this warmth, caring and companionship begins to create a future where planning is now possible.
Training and Mentoring
Most Caregivers arriving at H.O.M.E.S know very little about Gentle Teaching. H.O.M.E.S provides ongoing training and mentoring and Gentle Teaching soon becomes a way of life.
Our History :
The H.O.M.E. Society was formed to respond to the needs of 16 individuals who had not succeeded in previous attempts to leave institutional life and return to the community. The society grew out of a coalition of managers from 5 existing societies, family members and staff from the former institution.
Many of the support services were consolidated within the agency for quick response.Finally there was a major focus on the environment and neighborhood. Homes were designed to allow the men and women we serve to succeed despite challenging behaviours. Working closely with BC Housing and the architects enabled us to find rural sites, which allowed distance from neighbours and enough space and options to allow energetic and productive living in a community setting.
At the HOME Society we are focused on:
- Individuals who have not had a chance to live in a community home.
- Rural and city settings with a focus on building and contributing to local Community.
- Training and Education
- Celebrating and sharing the skills and gifts of caregivers and the men and women we serve.
At the HOME Society we are committed to:
Welcoming men and women who need a supportive home in the community by embracing the Philosophy of Gentle Teaching. Linking with family, friends and neighbors’ to provide a circle of support for those we serve Supporting the community in which we live and work, contributing to the local economy, agencies and events, and sharing the gifts and skills of those within the H.O.M.E. Society.
At the HOME Society we have these values:
Ethical Conduct Awareness of moral duty Responsibility and accountability in all aspects of our operations
Pursuit of excellence Honesty and integrity Fairness and equality
The celebration of cultural, ethnic, and spiritual diversity
At HOMES, we currently support nearly eighty individuals in the rolling hills of the Fraser Valley, about an hour east of Vancouver.
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Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings. Self-advocacy means you know your rights and responsibilities, you speak-up for your rights, and you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life.
The goal of self-advocacy is for YOU to decide what you want then develop and carry out a plan to help you get it. It does not mean you can’t get help if you need or want it, it just means that you are making the choices and you have to be responsible for the choices you make. Checkout SelfAdvocate.net
We would like to invite researchers and practitioners to present clinical experiences, support methods, and research findings and views on the role of relationship in the broad field of support and care. We invite abstract proposals for oral presentations and interactive poster presentations.
Abstract submissions are now open: https://gti2019.be/index.php/submission-form/