In June 2023, four adults with intellectual disabilities moved into apartments in The Wellington, a new apartment building in uptown Saint John. For some, this is the first time in their lives they have a place to call their own.
L’Arche Saint John is there to guide and support them as they forge a new chapter of their lives. Our supported independent living program is designed to help develop the skills needed to succeed in living independently.
This program goes beyond supporting four individuals to include outreach to at least 20 adults with intellectual disabilities who may wish one day to live in a place of their own. Outreach programs will focus on inclusion, skill building and creating lifelong connections. Individuals will experience meaningful participation in social, recreational and leisure opportunities.
Launched in partnership with Saint John Non Profit Housing, the Department of Social Development and Inclusion NB, L’Arche Connects is uniquely and authentically L’Arche.
Check out this CBC news article on L'Arche Connects featuring April's story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/apartments-saint-john-rentals-affordable-1.6906757