Nearly 600 people gathered at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Communitas Supportive Care Society.
Communitas’ most recent project is Matthew’s House, a respite home for families with children who have complex health care issues.
With the turn of the millennium, Communitas opened new avenues of service, including care for seniors and a partnership in Ukraine.
In the 1990's, Mennonite Central Committee Supportive Care Society was formed, added mental health services to its portfolio, and launched Infant King Records, a unique fundraising opportunity.
The 1980's saw great change in the way people with disabilities were treated. People were moved out of institutions and into home settings, and Communitas was invited to help.
“Who will look after our children when we are no longer able?” The question came from his parishioners and it haunted Pastor David A. Friesen.
Communitas is accredited by the Council on Accreditation