At home, you have your own bed and your own space - your favourite mug and your favourite foods. You have friends and you have family and so much more. For supported individuals, their lives and homes are pretty much like everyone else's. On a workday morning, they get up and do what any other adult does before heading off to work. Once at work, they do their job, have coffee and lunch breaks with workmates and at the end of the day go home. They may have to stop at the store for a few groceries, do some banking, or maybe they will go out for supper with friends or family. Sounds just like a regular day in the life of anyone - because it is. During the winter months, weekends can mean hockey games, the theatre, or a trip to the museum, local or not. Summers are filled with BBQs, baseball, boating and so much more Southwest services strictly follow the Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act, established by the Community Living and disABILITY Services as well as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Southwest is all about individualized support and recognition of specific needs and wants to ensure each and every individual is realizing not only their needs but also their dreams. Each individual deserves nothing less than to be able to live their best life ever and Southwest is there to assist them to achieve that. Communities where Southwest homes are located also benefit. An increase in the local population means increased business for restaurants, local events, retail outlets, churches and so much more. It is a definite win/win for everyone. Staying in touch with our local communities is critical, but so is staying in contact with family and friends who live outside our local communities. With the ensuing COVID restrictions and the need to safely conduct our lives, a new strategy was put in place to assist the feeling of togetherness while being apart. Each Southwest home was outfitted with a tablet to ensure supported individuals stay in contact with others. Having coffee, a chat or just to say hello, these devices provide a critical lifeline between friends, family, and the outside world. Supported individuals maintain their homes just like everyone else who lives in their own homes because they are just like everyone else.
Southwest Community Options Inc. / 210 Queen Street North / Ninette MB / Canada