Community Supports Program – Eastern Health

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Special Child Welfare Allowance Intake: (709) 752-4368
Autism Services: (709) 752-4319
Adult Disabilities and Adults who May Need Protection: (709) 752-4717


To provide financial/supportive services and case management for individuals requiring home supportive services. The program’s goals are to support individuals/families/caregivers and promote independence, community inclusion, safety and well-being.

Target Population:

Individuals 18 years of age and older with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; individuals requiring protection under the Adult Protection Act; families of children under school age who have delayed development; youth under 18 requiring Special Child Welfare Allowance

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Assessment and referral for home support services for individuals over the age of 18 dealing with physical and/or intellectual disabilities
  • The Direct Home Services Program provides home support for families of children under school age who have been assessed as having a delay in several areas of development.
  • Community Behavioral Services provides assistance for individuals over the age of 18 with assessed intellectual disabilities dealing with behavioral problems.
  • Special Child Welfare Allowance provides assistance with the cost of services/supports to families with a child (under the age of eighteen years) who has a physical or intellectual disability living at home.