Ottawa, ON - Destiny’s Way is currently seeking a candidate to live, onsite, as residential facilitator (mentor) for the Journey House non gender specific residence, to assist adults with intellectual challenges. This position can be very rewarding for an individual who is patient, understanding and enjoys directly helping young adults who are primarily on the autism spectrum. Join our expanding community of desegregated, semi-independent living residences.
The role of live-in facilitator provides free comfortable room and board, food, all utilities, WiFi, landline with 15-20 (optional) hours per week and flexible scheduling for those working or attending school.
To apply for this position please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ottawa, ON - A room is immediately available for a third female to join the expanding Destiny’s Way adult residential program. The Journey House Program is an integrated living residence that provides special needs residents with an opportunity to live semi-independently, within an innovative model of integrated and relational living.
The female residence is currently located in a South West Ottawa community neighbourhood. At an all inclusive cost of $1000/month, a live-in facilitator/mentor supports individualized daily life skills building, alongside holistic meal and menu planning. An innovative creative optional adult day program is also available on a weekly basis at an additional cost. Each resident has the option of selecting an area of interest, and/or continuing to attend their existing community, employment or volunteer activities.
Admission to the Journey House Program is based on evaluated suitability. A waiting list is now being created for both male and female residents as this program expands in this upcoming year. To schedule an intake interview, please call Jacqueline Mansell at (613) 226-6222 ext. 2.
Ottawa, ON - On December 31, 2016, Destiny's Way is proud to once again be the major sponsor for the Ottawa New Year’s Eve Charity Ball located at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road Ottawa, ON. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds that aid in providing the many needed services for children with autism and special needs in the Ottawa community. So dust off your tuxedos and your evening gowns to experience a truly classy, exciting, fun filled evening with all proceeds supporting Children at Risk and Journey House.
Ottawa, ON - Destiny's Way is pleased to announce a new service available to both Journey House residents and their families. We welcome Mignon Mildenberger, who is a registered Social Worker, that has provided counselling and case management assistance, over many years, to support individuals with dual diagnoses and intellectual disabilities.
She uses a personable, holistic and person-centered approach which understands authenticity and connection, while incorporating also creative and Mindfulness-based, Cognitive-Behavioral and Relational-Cultural therapies.
Mignon is pleased to offer direct, one to one, individual or family counselling, as well as:
* Personal and relational skill training to assist with transition into a new living arrangement and community.
* Liaising support with community workers, supports and agencies.
Ottawa, ON - Destiny’s Way is currently seeking a candidate to live, onsite, as residential facilitator for our newest, all- female residence and to join our expanding community of inclusionary, semi-independent living residences. In exchange the candidate would receive free room & board (food, all utilities, unlimited WiFi, landline) and 15-20 (optional) hours per week.
The Journey House model of desegregated or integrated living follows a relational approach where residents are supported by a live-in facilitator and a roster of creative and person-centered, holistic programming and activities, which allow individuals to expand upon their own experience of life and personal identity. The Journey House mandate is to foster growth through connection and by creating an atmosphere of belonging.
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Destiny's Way has a lot to celebrate as we enter the new year. The 1st Annual Ottawa New Years Charity Ball was a huge success helping to raise funds and awareness for two local charities Children at Risk and QuickStart Early Intervention for Autism.
While working hard to plan and organize the charity ball over the past year Destiny's Way has also been preparing to expand our Journey House Program and is excited to announce the addition of two new homes opening this past weekend in Ottawa South !
Our new female and male independent living homes will provide several individuals with a long-term residence with a live-in facilitator on site to assist with a variety of daily living and learning. At the same time residence will enjoy existing support systems and additional programming.
Destiny's Way is thrilled to be able to build on the success of our first Journey House and look forward to establishing a larger community as we continue to developed and support sustainable living for individuals with special needs in Ottawa.
Thank you to everyone who has made this possible!
Happy New Year
Ottawa, ON - Over the past few decades we have seen a dramatic increase in children born with autism, developmental delays, and intellectual disabilities. This ever increasing trend is growing at an alarming rate.
On December 31, 2015, doors open to the 1st Annual Ottawa New Year’s Eve Charity Ball located at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road Ottawa, ON. As major sponsors of this event, the goal of Destiny's Way is to raise awareness and funds that aid in providing the many needed services for this growing population. So dust off your tuxedos and your evening gowns to experience a truly classy, exciting, fun filled evening with all proceeds supporting Children at Risk and QuickStart Early Intervention for Autism
Ottawa, ON - What a Journey it has been! Time flies but it has now been one full month since the Journey House Program relocated to a much larger, adaptable and non-smoke damaged residence.
This new space represents many new exciting things for us at Destiny's Way. Not only is it a chance for previous residents of to continue practicing independent living and built on existing accomplishments, but it's now home to our latest resident as well!
With our current Journey House home now currently up and running at full capacity as intended, we are looking forward to adapting the success of our first male home for a female Journey House this Fall. After much hard work and planning we are almost ready to put in motion another sustainable independent living home in Barrhaven.
This will provide three new residents and their female facilitator an opportunity to practice independent life skills and create even more unique invaluable experiences together under one roof as they begin a journey full of learning.
Though the near future looks to be just as busy and eventful as the past few months have been, it is important to remember that we are constantly looking to help support individuals and their families as we continue to built community. For anyone with questions regarding our Journey House Program please give us a call or send us a message as we will soon be looking at establishing a third Journey House in the near future.
Ottawa, ON - On May 25, 2015 at approximately 1:00 AM, the residents of the Destiny's Way Journey House Program for males, located in Barrhaven, were awakened to the sounds of a door bell ringing multiple times. The worker on duty answered the door, and was informed by a neighbour that the house next door was on fire. The residents were evacuated long before smoke reached the unit and the smoke alarms went off. While there was no real physical damage to the unit, the air quality rendered the home inhabitable. As a result these residents of the Journey House Program were forced to relocate temporarily to the Destiny's Way respite facility in Merrickville.
This situation also threatened the After School and Summer Camp Day Programs being facilitated out of the home. With the creativity of the Destiny's Way staff members Ashleigh Sidler, Caroline Robitaille, and Rian Alston, the After School Program was allowed to continue by accessing the parks, stores, and recreation centres within the community. However this would not be a suitable solution once the Summer Camp Day Program commenced on July 06, 2015.
Destiny's Way contacted many facilities, none of which were interested in a short term solution to the problem at hand. After reaching out to many offices and rental units, Dominique Cote and Allison Lewrey of Axim Offices and Services, responded within a few minutes of the initial phone call, and were able to accommodate the Summer Camp Day Program for one month, knowing full well that a lease would not be signed. In the mean time, Dave Berry of RE/Max Absolute Realty, worked diligently to provide the displaced residents with a new home for August 1st. This new Barrhaven rental unit will also be a perfect setting for staff to rendezvous before accessing the community for the Summer Camp Day Program.
Many thanks to staff members Ashleigh, Caroline, and Rian as well as Dominique Cote and Allison Lewrey of Axim Offices and Services, and Dave Berry of RE/Max Absolute Realty.
Ottawa, ON - Destiny’s Way is currently seeking a candidate to act as live-in residential facilitator for our newest, all- female residence and to join our expanding community of inclusionary, semi-independent living residences.
The Journey House model of desegregated or integrated living follows a relational approach where residents are supported by a live-in facilitator and a roster of creative and person-centred, holistic programming and activities, which allow individuals to expand upon their own experience of life and personal identity. The Journey House mandate is to foster growth through connection and by creating an atmosphere of belonging.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: