Due to Public Health restrictions some programming is modified. Contact [email protected] for information

Independent Hearts

Lifelong Learning Centre

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Are you a person with developmental exceptionalities looking to develop your skills for living independently?

At Community of Hearts, we combat social isolation and build community through all of our programs.During this transitional time, we understand that some would feel comfortable learning in public, while others would prefer to learn online. 

As of this time, Independent Hearts is offering both Virtual and In-Person Programs. Both our Virtual and In-Person Options consist of five one-on-one sessions with a Life Skills Educator to assist participants in reaching their goals in one of the following four subjects: 

1. Social Skills: focuses on improving skills related to conversation and confidence-building in addition to creating opportunities to connect with others in the community.  (Offered both In-Person and Virtually).

2. Time Management: focuses on improving time management skills, such as those related to creating schedules, developing routines, and accountability.  (Offered both In-Person and Virtually).

3. Taking the Bus: focuses on gaining or improving the skills involved in taking the bus and gaining more independence within the community.  (Offered In-Person only).

4. Grocery Shopping: focuses on gaining or improving skills related to grocery shopping, such as creating a meal plan/grocery list, comparing prices, reading nutrition labels, and practicing shopping independently.  (Offered In-Person only).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Independent Hearts Coordinator Alyssa via phone (519-826-9056) or email ([email protected]).

Is Independent Hearts Right for You?

This program is for any adult with developmental exceptionalities who wishes to learn new independent living skills or develop their current skills. This program is designed for adults with any level of experience including: anyone planning on living on their own for the first time, those who would like to live in modified living, with a partner or roomate, those looking to gain independence in the home they are currently in or anyone just wanting to develop their skills.