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Personalized Supports Initiative

Quick Facts

Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI) provides individualized and personalized support to help the people we serve achieve their recreational, vocational, social, home-based and/or educational goals.

Type of Service

Community Support Options

Locations

Fraser Valley Fraser Valley
Okanagan Okanagan

Areas of Service

Developmental Disabilities
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Personalized Supports Initiative (PSI) provides individualized and personalized support to help the people we serve achieve their recreational, vocational, social, home-based and/or educational goals. Communitas offers various services in different regions, including: support coordination, employment, skill development, community based, home based, cluster-living, homemaker and supported living PSI support services. This support is flexible and designed to fit each person we serve. Support is offered to people in their homes, in the community or in their employment or volunteer endeavours.

Bruce appreciates the support he gets from Jamie, his PSI support worker. As a child, Bruce as told that, because of his autism, he would never get beyond middle school. He took that as a challenge and today he is enrolled in university with a goal of becoming a marine biologist. Bruce meets regularly with Jamie, who helps him build a daily schedule, create a budget and has helped him to explore job and volunteer opportunities. Jamie says Bruce is a determined and ambitious person.

“He is a good communicator and really knows how to advocate for himself,” she says. “I really appreciate how he can focus on his goals and does not waiver from them.”

Bruce appreciates the support he receives from Jamie.

“She is patient with me and respects my desire to achieve certain things,” he says.

Recently, Bruce successfully landed a volunteer opportunity at a local fish hatchery. Jamie had suggested this might be one way to continue to achieve his goals. He is looking forward to how this experience will support his education.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” he says. “It’s one more goal that I’ve successfully met.”

To learn more, contact the Communitas office.

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