Family Service Kent

Site: Chatham - Adelaide St S

Service: Advocacy and Protective Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-354-6221
Toll Free Phone 1-855-437-5368 (1-855-4FSKENT)
Fax 519-354-5152
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Primary Contact Michelle Babcock
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - The developmental services program will remain in operation. However, most employees will work from home, and will provide assistance via telephone. There may be some reduction in hours. Trustee services will not be interrupted. 
Assists individuals with a developmental disability to live independently in their chosen community. APS workers engage directly with the individual through a person-centered, supportive approach to do the following: 
* Provide advocacy, crisis intervention, and case management to support independent living 
* Develop, implement, and maintain an Individual Support Plan (ISP) 
* Support the individual in identifying personal strengths and needs to support social inclusion 
* Inform the individual of their legal rights 
* Assist the individual in identifying and developing a network of informal supports within the community (e.g. mentors, friends, extended family, etc.) 
* Provide voluntary trusteeship services to assist with budgeting for necessary expenditures (e.g. rent, food, clothing, etc.) 
The APS workers collaborate with community-based partners to ensure the rights of individuals with a developmental disability are respected. Supports and advocacy are also provided to assist with legal or housing issues that may arise. In addition, APS workers provide service navigation to youth entering the adult developmental services sector.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Individuals with an intellectual disability.
Application Contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) at 519-438-4783 or toll free 1-877-480-2726.
Languages English ; French
Fees Service
Agency Information
Primary Executive Brad Davis, Executive Director
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Fees
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
50 Adelaide St S
Chatham, ON N7M 6K7
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Intersection King St E and Adelaide St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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