Adult Protective Services - The Adult Protective Service Workers provide advocacy and case management to adults with a developmental disability who are living on their own in the community. This program serves the city of Thunder Bay, the surrounding area, communities along the north shore of Lake Superior to Marathon and the town of Manitouwadge
Developmental Services Ontario Northern Region is the access point for adult developmental services in the Districts of Kenora, Rainy River, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Manitoulin and Sudbury. Adults with a developmental disability who are looking for government-funded services for the first time have their eligibility confirmed and needs assessed by the Assessors from the DSO. The DSO is also responsible for matching people waiting for service with resources as they come available
Host Agency - As the Host Agency for Northern Ontario, we provide transition coordination for youth with a developmental disability who are crown wards or in customary care with a Children’s Aid Society as they move to adult life. We also administer Temporary Support Funding and the Specialized Equipment, Furnishing and Training Funding that is available for adults with a developmental disability and the agencies that support them.
Passport This program is a direct funding program for adults with a developmental disability. LCC determines the level of funding based on criteria and formulas developed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. Passport recipients and their families can use their funding to purchase community participation supports and respite. As services are received, the individuals submit invoices to LCC for reimbursement from their funding allocation.
Pastoral Care Program - Our Pastoral Care Workercoordinates with Lutheran clergy and our many dedicated volunteers to facilitate regular worship opportunities in long-term care facilities throughout Thunder Bay. The Pastoral Care Worker visits individuals and is often a support and liaison with family members. The goal of our Pastoral Care is to support and strengthen people in their faith and help them resolve spiritual concerns.
Social Services Program This program is a diverse community-based program providing a multitude of services including advocacy, referral and information, coordination of daily living supports, and translations and transportation especially as it relates to health care. The aim of our Social Services program is to improve quality of life, prevent homelessness and maintain an individual’s ability to live in a community setting.
Specialized Service Coordination This program provides planning, service coordination, brokerage and network resource development for adults with a developmental disability. Most of the participants have individualized funding from a localized project and our staff assist the individual develop, staff and maintain the customized support model they have chosen.
Street Reach Ministries - Our Resource Centre located on Simpson Street in Thunder Bay offers a safe and supportive environment where people can find a sense of belonging and community. The Street Chaplain takes the time to get to know the many people who come by on a regular basis. The primary purpose is to be a resource for spiritual concerns and reflect God’s love for all people.