Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick | Programs
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
The philosophy of Family Support Services is that the family is the basic unit of society. Family Support Services are intended to protect, support and enhance the family unit. The Philosophy is consistent with the Family Service Act. Services provided include: in-home support services, supervised visits, parental home relief/leisure and life skills training.
Shawnda Cohen, Program Director (506) 869-6772
SHARED ATTENDANT CARE SERVICES
Shared Attendant Care Services is a specially designed accessible residence for benefit and use of disabled persons wishing to enjoy independant living with the community. The Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. provides administrative service on behalf of the Social Development and it’s responsible for requested attendant care according to the required needs of the clients. Attendant Care Services administers services on behalf of the Social Development providing attendant support to persons living in the community
Vanessa Fullerton, Program Coordinator (506) 869-6977
RESPITE CARE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS / WEEKEND RELIEF SERVICES
Respite Care Services for Children with Special Needs upholds the same philosophy as the Family Service Act of New-Brunswick, specifically that the family is the basic unit of our society. The program is intended to protect, support and enhance families of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The primary goal of this program is to provide individualize and responsive relief care to the family. Respite Care Services also offers weekend relief services for children and adults with special needs referred to us by the Social Development.
Westmorland / Albert County / Kent County:
Edie Savoie Shituku, Program Director, Karianne Morais, Interim Program Director (506) 869-6774
VOLUNTEERING / VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM
If you are interested in volunteering the Volunteer Centre recruits/refers volunteers to over 150 registered community agencies. You can register on-line or schedule an interview for a personal visit.
Transportation to appointments for qualifying clients is now possible through a “Volunteer Driver Program”. The Volunteer Driver Program is being offered to low income individuals who do not qualify for other available driving programs. Transportation is being provided for these clients referred from registered agencies, organizations, medical departments or department referrals. It’s now possible for clients to confirm medical appointments, self-help workshops, therapy sessions, or get to a food bank etc.
Do you need to request a driver? TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FORM. Download the request form, complete and return to us.
Debbi LeBlanc, Volunteer Coordinator (506) 869-6905