55 Wyndham St N Unit T28 Guelph, ON N1H 7T8

Independent Hearts

Are you a person with developmental exceptionalities looking to live independently?

The Independent Hearts program is for you! Our newest program gives adults with developmental exceptionalities the opportunity to be independent and live on their own in a safe and supported environment.

Who is Independent Hearts for?

This program is for any adult (18+) with developmental exceptionalities who wish to learn new independent living skills, develop their current skills, and experience what it’s like to live in their own home. This program is designed for adults with any level of experience living on their own, including those living on their own for the very first time!

How does this program work?

We believe every person deserves the opportunity to live independently. We set goals with the participants and their families, and work together to reach those goals within the five-month period. We then provide one-on-one support and resources over the course of a two-month or five month program so they can learn what they most need to learn to feel confident and empowered to live independently.

We provide a house (located in the Juntion in Guelph) and a one-on-one Life Skills Educator who will work with the participant to help them develop skills like: cleaning, cooking, personal hygiene, grocery shopping, riding transit, budgeting, and any other independent living skills the participant wants to learn. Every month, the participant stays for longer periods of time, ending with a four-night stay. It’s the only program in the Guelph area that allows participants to stay safely in their own home to practice living alone. 

CLICK HERE to download the Independent Hearts Welcome Package!

If you’d like to support this program you can do so by contributing to our GoFundMe campaign, active from now until February 2019! Stay tuned to what’s happening in the Independent Hearts house and follow our fundraising journey on our blog.