Foundations Huron

Foundations Huron

Foundations Huron is an innovative service which provides the opportunity for young adults to make a successful transition from high school to life in their community.  The program provides planning, encouragement, and support to develop choices about future life directions.

Who can participate?:

  • Adults with a developmental disability who are experiencing transition and/or exiting secondary school system.

  • Adults requiring supports and a plan to meet personal goals.
  • Individuals and families who are willing to play an active role in the transition process.   
  • Individuals residing in Huron County.

How will Foundations work?:

  •  “Person-Directed Planning” and goal setting.
  • Community Collaboration and Partnership.
  • Implementation of time-limited goal-oriented supports.
  • Development of a personalized “Exit Plan”.

Community components may include:

  • Further education and personal development.
  • Self-advocacy and leadership training.
  • Volunteer opportunities in community settings.
  • Social involvement in community leisure and recreation services.
  • Opportunities to develop life skills that utilize the communities’ infrastructure.

The benefits of participating in Foundations are:

  • Setting and achieving personal goals.
  • Learning new skills.
  • Increasing employment, volunteer and social opportunities.
  • Becoming an involved member of your community.
  • Strengthening ties, and meeting new friends.
  • Having input and support from your family.
  • Choosing your future!

Foundations Huron is a partnering project sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Community Living-Central Huron
  • Community Living South Huron
  • Community Living Wingham & District
  • Anago Resources Inc.
Foundations Huron - Building Inclusive Communities
15 Rattenbury Street East, P.O. Box 1581, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0
519.482.9955 | foundations@clch.ca

Support Model

VOICES

VOICES is a self-advocacy training designed to provide individuals with a developmental disability the tools and confidence to speak up for themselves and recognize their rights.

VOICES supports people to feel confident in directing their lives and being active members in their communities.

VOICES has three phases with six interactive sessions with a different topic every week. Materials and activities are geared towards the learning strengths of the group to provide a creative, supportive and confidential environment.

Phase 1 Topics
  • Respect
  • Feelings
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Personal Rights
  • Looking Ahead
Phase 2 Topics
  • Honesty
  • Friendship
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork
Phase 3 Topics
  • Relationships
  • Diversity
  • Expression of Emotion
  • Self-Expression
  • Values
  • Leadership

Band Jam

Experience music, band and stage performance

Do you enjoy music? Play an instrument? Love to sing? Are you looking to meet new people? Join our Music Recreation Group!

Band Jam is a fun, interactive live music session offered the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month from 1-3pm at the Goderich Legion. In the summer months Band Jam takes place at St. Christopher’s Beach in Goderich under pavilion #3. The group is facilitated by Kim Souch, Creative Director of Heartfelt Music. The cost is $8 per session.

There are also volunteer positions available for anyone looking to help out. For more information or to enroll yourself or someone you know, please contact us at (519) 482-9955 or e-mail us at foundations@clch.ca