To promote and develop affordable supportive housing for people with physical disabilities.
MODC's Non-Profit Housing Corporation supports the vision of “creating an inclusive society”, recognizing that people are happiest living in their own home and providing consumers with physical disabilities a single solution for support, care and accessible affordable accommodation.
Learn more about our exciting NPHC expansion in Sarnia for Standing Oaks Supportive Housing and please donate to this deserving location:
Standing Oaks is a supportive housing program for people in Sarnia with severe physical disabilities, providing a single solution for care and accessible, affordable accommodation.
Standing Oaks was opened in 2004 with the help of our partner, Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF), a Sarnia parent-driven community group that supports the needs of the medically fragile and their families. The six-bedroom congregate care home with communal kitchen, lounges, dining room and therapy room, provides 24/7 support for five individuals who are medically fragile, enabling them to live in the community, as opposed to a hospital or long term care facility. Additionally, the home has a respite bed that provides caregiver relief and 24/7 care for individuals requiring short term accommodation within the community. Care is provided by March of Dimes Canada’s Independent Living Services Department.
The demand for supportive accommodation is very high, with eight individuals currently on the waiting list. To alleviate the need for expensive new specialized housing, NPHC has begun contruction on a four-bedroom extension to Standing Oaks, plus an additional bathroom and laundry room, to be completed in 2018. Necessary equipment to allow the residents with physical disabilities to safely and comfortably live in the home will include ceiling lifts, automatic door openers, and a hydrobath for physical therapy.
We hope you will consider a donation or a grant to help fund the construction or safety equipment needed for this much needed expansion.
Your support will be publically recognized by March of Dimes Canada, and we would be happy to arrange a site visit to Standing Oaks where you can see first-hand why your support is needed.
Click here to donate to the Standing Oaks Expansion Campaign through CanadaHelps website.
Site Contruction Progress Update:
- Masonary veneer is completed
- Living room expansion sheathed, instalation has been applied to the walls, and windows have been installed
- Subfloor is being treated and prepped for laying vinyl flooring
- Laminated floor tiles were installed
- Specialized bathtub was installed
- Ceiling tracks and lifts are being installed
- External stone veneer/cladding is almost complete
- Installation of the fascia and evastrough has started
For more information, please contact:
Regional Independent Living Manager
March of Dimes Canada
(519) 33204702 ext.5501
Thank you to the generous Standing Oak Supporters