LIFEworks group with disabilities in Sifton Bog

LIFEworks

The goal of all LIFEworks programming  is to promote independence and personal growth in a fun environment that gives individuals the tools needed to participate in the community.

There is an emphasis on:

  • Values such as tolerance, trust, caring and sharing
  • Daily living skills such as writing, cooking, social & communication skills
  • Community activities such as monthly movie trips, apple picking, and attending Remembrance Day Ceremonies. 

You will learn:

  • How to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Skills to live safely and independently
  • Communication and relationship skills
  • How to look your best
  • Personal skills
  • Leisure skills

Program Information

Hutton House has 3 LIFEworks programs.  Options are as follows:

LIFEworks 2:

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm throughout the year. 

LIFEworks 3:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Fridan from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the year.

LIFEworks 4: 

  • Monday and Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm throught the year.

All LIFEworks programming are limited to 12 individuals.

You must be at least 18 years of age, live with your family, no longer attend school and able to participate in a small group setting.

You need to bring your own lunch and be responsible for your own transportation to and from Hutton House.

There is a monthly participation fee  for each LIFEworks program. 

  • LIFEworks 2: $180.00 (funded by Ministry of Community and Social Services, currently full with no spots available
  • LIFEworks 3: $735.00 (space available)
  • LIFEworks 4: $610.00 (space available)

Activities

  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Shopping
  • Physical activities such as sports, walking and fitness
  • Organizing your time
  • Attending community events and celebrations
  • Learning about other cultures
  • Money management
  • Learning about your community
  • Personal safety
  • Looking good
  • Values

Monthly Calendar 

At the beginning of each month, a calendar of monthly activities is developed by staff and participants.

Getting Started+

All participants interested can contact our Intake Specialist, Sarah McRae at 519-472-6381 x247.  Once an intake is completed, staff will meet with you and your family to discuss interests, needs and goals.

Trial Period

Before acceptance into any LIFEworks program, there is a 6 week trial period to ensure:

  • the program meets your needs
  • that you will benefit from the activities
  • there is a good match between you and those already in the program
  • that the program can be offered in a safe manner considering everyone’s needs, space and number of staff in the program

After the trial period, a meeting will be held with you and your family to discuss if the placement should continue.

Service Agreement

Working with you and your family, staff develop a yearly plan to help you reach your goals.  It is updated every year. 

Progress Report

A Progress Report is prepared by staff to provide you and your family with information about what you have been doing, your accomplishments and any challenges.  It is provided to your parents or caregiver two weeks before the yearly Service Agreement review.

 

Call 519-472-6381 x247 for more information.
** Please note there is currently a waiting list for LIFEworks 2.

The LIFEworks 2 program is supported by:

Ministry of Community and Social Services