The Foundation acquires, adapts and maintains 27 houses, which are made available to the Montreal Readaptation center for intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders (CRDITED de Montréal). The CRDITED de Montreal provides the staff and the supervision to provide adapted care to the residents.
The Foundation has been working in partnership for the past 30 years with the CRDITED de Montréal, a health and social services network institution offering specialized adaptation and rehabilitation services to people with intellectual disabilities (ID) autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
As of April 1st 2016, the CRDITED of Montreal, is now part of the integrated center of health and social services services (CIUSSS) of Center-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.
The individuals that are accommodated in our homes have a very heterogeneous profile (polyhandicap, physical impairment, serious behavioral problems, physical health problems, problems related to aging, problems of social rehabilitation, difficulties of adaptation, judiciary, drug addiction).
The Foundation coordinates its efforts to facilitate rehabilitation and maximize the quality of life of residents. The foundation ensures that homes are adapted to the needs of users and builds facilities better suited to their needs.
The foundation maintains good communication with the staff at our houses and rehabilitation managers to respond as quickly and appropriately as possible.
The Foundation chooses a quality environment for its residences, close to day centers, important roads and shopping centers, which are also accessible by adapted transportation.
In a similar arrangement, the Foundation offers two houses to the West Montreal Rehabilitation Center of the CIUSSS of the West Island of Montreal.
Finally, the Foundation has a family-type home for polyhandicapped users.
Knowing how important respite is to families of people living with ASD or ID, the foundation offers offices to three organisations:
Autism Montreal -
Autism Montreal’s respite home opens its doors to a clientele with ASD each weekend from September to June as well as six weekends during the summer.
Maison de Répit Oasis
Situated in Ville-Émard, it offers respite for families of children with ID and/or ASD. It also houses l’Envolée, an early development stimulation program for children 0 to 5 years old with a global developmental delay.
Emergo offers respite services to families living with people with ASD by hosting them in a safe, outdoor, stimulating environment that is adapted to their needs. Their aim is to maintain or stimulate the participants’ capacities. Emergo offers respite during summer vacation camps of 4 to 12 days as well as approximately 20 weekends during the school year.