About Us

Destiny's Way Support Services was established in 2008 in response to a growing need for supportive respite care for individuals with a diagnosis of cognitive, intellectual, and/or developmental exceptionalities. In 2015 the non profit organization, Destiny's Way Foundation, was created to serve as an administrator to raising funds for local charities.

Located just outside the historic town of Merrickville, Destiny's Way is quietly nestled on one hundred acres of farmland, in a circa 1867 log home. All those who pass through the doors are soon welcomed by friendly hosts and a warm and peaceful atmosphere; all the while enjoying the comforts and amenities of modern country living.

Ottawa West serves as an alternate location, where Destiny's Way strives to provide additional support to the ongoing goal of community integration and acceptance.

Founder and Executive Director, Jacqueline Mansell, is a registered practical nurse who, along with a support staff of developmental service workers (DSW), social service workers (SSW), and personal support workers (PSW), provides families with an opportunity to take a well needed break. Day, overnight, and after school programs are currently being offered to families on an 'as needed' basis.

By utilizing appropriate empathy, patience, and understanding, Destiny's Way is a place where we pride ourselves on adhering to respect for human dignity while enjoying an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment.