CAFCL is a community focused organization providing services to people to develop skills and build quality of life.
Support Home Program
CAFCL contracts private home owners in the community to provide unique living options for adults with developmental disabilities. These options include room and board, an independent basement suite, or living with a roommate. The Support Home proprietor is contracted to provide support in the areas identified as the individual's needs (e.g. cooking, problem solving, community involvement.)
The Education department provides approximately 9 courses to help meet the needs of the individuals served by CAFCL. People access the program for many different courses and one-on-one teaching sessions. There is a variety of courses offered throughout the year on numerous topics including but not limited to: Abuse Awareness, Summer Safety, Fire Safety, and Circles.
MORE (Meaningful Options for Role Enhancement) Program
Meaningful Options for Role Enhancement serves adults with developmental disabilities who are seeking meaningful activities to experience a high quality of life. This program provides opportunities for the exploration of recreation, volunteer, leisure, educational, employment and other types of activities. These activities are also a way of discovering interests and developing valued, meaningful roles for individuals in the community.
This program supports adults with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injury, who have certain degrees of independence yet require some support in daily living. Individuals most often live on their own; however, in a suite in a CAFCL home or, they may also be living with their own families.. Outreach workers provide support, assistance and training for individuals to meet their day-to-day needs (e.g. cooking, budgeting, grocery shopping). Support varies significantly in terms of frequency and intensity, is based on individual needs, and can range from 1 hour per week to approximately 40 hours per week. Individuals also have access to an emergency on-call number for assistance at any time.
The Rose Club
The Rose Club is an adult drop-in centre where members plan and participate in social, recreational, and educational activities. The Club officially meets approximately six times a month for Club night. This Club is run by the members. CAFCL provides the Club with a part-time staff person who assists the executive in planning activities. The executive is elected each year by the members. A person does not need to be part of CAFCL services to join.
The Residential program provides support and supervision in daily living. Staffing support varies from 15-24 hours each day. This program also takes into account the uniqueness of each individual’s needs and uses creativity in the matching of roommates or setting up living situations. Within two of the residences, there are four suites for individuals who require more support than other programs can provide, but who still wish to have their own apartment-type accommodation. One of these suites is a transition suite where an individual can live for a predetermined amount of time to try independent living, be assessed, learn specific skills, or receive support while alternate services are put in place. We currently have 10 residences. With CAFCL owning three of them, and the others rented by the individuals from landlords in the community.
Make A Difference
Every gift you give to the Camrose Association for Community Living helps transform the life of an individual; helping the people we serve to develop skills, build quality of life and become fully accepted, participating community members.
CAFCL office is open to the public. When you visit you will be asked to follow a screening process, wear a mask and adhere to Alberta Health Services recommendations. We also have a secure mailbox located outside the front door. If you want you can call ahead and speak to reception and they can meet you outside the front door if that works better for you!