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Organization: Family Services Perth-Huron  
Phone Numbers: 519-273-1020
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-0903
Fax: 519-273-6993
142 Waterloo St S
Stratford, ON
N5A 4B4
Intersection: Waterloo St S and George St E
Location: Southern Perth with satellite offices in Listowel, Clinton and Owen Sound
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration: Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30am-5pm * Wed 8:30am-9pm * Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Susan Melkert - Executive Director
Service Description: Supports for frail, older adults * helps people achieve their maximum potential and well-being *respite services

Provides one-on-one counselling, support, advocacy and educational services that meet the needs of the community
  • adult protective services
  • counselling services
  • credit counselling
  • employee assistance program
  • family support
  • family violence program for men
  • familyhome program
  • foundations initiative
  • hospice services
  • literacy/numeracy
  • program for older adults and their caregivers
  • respite program
  • social work
  • special services at home
  • violence against women program
Adult Protective Services - Supports adults with a developmental disability who are living on their own to live as independently, safely and securely as possible in the community * case management and advocacy support inclusive of assessment, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluating are provided on a voluntary basis
Counselling Services - One-on-one, couples, family therapy, group therapy, counselling and support for at risk seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities and/or their significant others * family violence treatment program * men's and women's groups
Credit Counselling - Personal money management, budget counselling, arrangement and administration of the Consumer Debt Repayment Program, financial literacy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Contracted service through employer offering employees help with personal concerns
Family Support - Case Management - Supports families caring for a child with a developmental disability, providing emotional and instrumental counseling, learning about service options, completing funding applications, problem solving, fostering community and service connections and supporting family interactions with professionals, agencies, systems and others
Family Violence Program for Men - Group treatment for male perpetrators of domestic violence (Partner Assault and Child Abuse) * offers a twelve week group in a psycho-educational format
Familyhome Program - Supported private home placement for adults with developmental disabilities
Foundations Initiative - Provides people 18 to 24 years with developmental disabilities the opportunity to develop leadership, literacy and numeracy skills as well as recreational, leisure and social opportunities and community participation
Hospice Services - Companionship, respite care, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness * bereavement support for anyone who has experienced the death of someone close * services can be provided at home, or in hospitals and long-term care homes
Passport Program - Helps adults with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and live as independently as possible * supports for the activities of daily living and person-directed planning * funding for community participation services * funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers
Program for Older Adults or Persons with Physical Disabilities and their Caregivers - One-on-one supports for coordinating services, including personal advocacy, filling out forms, and income tax clinics * interventions for people facing critical life changes, or abuse  * referrals to other community support services as necessary
Respite Program - Coordinator helps caregivers of vulnerable children and youth (0-18 years) identify respite needs and develops and implements a respite plan * Respite Funding may be available 
Social Work for Community Care Access Centre (SW CCAC) - One-on-one and family counselling and advocacy
Special Services at Home - Provides a variety of respite and in-home support for families that care for an infant, child or youth (to age 18) with a developmental and/or physical disability * a trained service provider is matched with each family
Violence Against Women (VAW) Program - Individual counselling, safety planning, advocacy, information and referrals for issues associated with past or present abuse for women (16+) who have experienced domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault and/or abuse (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or financial) as an adult or in childhood

Services and Programs:

Fees: Varies per program * fees are based on a person's ability to pay
Application: Call * no referral required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Varies per program
Older adults who need physical, social, or emotional supports
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Huron, Perth, Bruce and Grey
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for People with Disabilities
Community Support Services
Counselling - Personal, Family and Couple

This information was last completely updated on 6/10/2015

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