Independent Living Montreal
by sarah_P on October 16, 2017 - 8:35pm
It is very rare to find individuals who are diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s disease at a very young age, usually it is found with elderly people. However, there are some exceptions such as Violette Provost, a 27 years old woman, who was found to have severe Alzheimer’s disease (http://www.tvanouvelles.ca). For the rest of her life, Violette will need support from her surrounding or anyone who is able to fulfill her basic needs (http://www.tvanouvelles.ca).
There are many organizations that are there to help those individuals in need such as the organization of Independent Living Montreal whose goal is to “promote independence and inclusion by and for people with disabilities, regardless of disability, by offering bilingual services for self-development, skill acquisition, and access to information” as it is quoted on their site (http://va-m.org). According to Independent Living Montreal, they offer:
● Conferences on tax credits and the rights of people with disabilities
● Discussion Café on “tenant rights”
● Workshops on how to write an action or a complaint
● Work with people to build up their problem solving skills
● Taking pro-active solutions based approach to conflict and problem solving to help reach independent living goals.
This organization also values inclusion, diversity and equity (http://va-m.org). It is essential to have organizations to support individual with disabilities like Violette Provost and who will make them feel important to the community. The methods that are used to help attain their values are; participatory, democratic, innovative and entrepreneurial (http://va-m.org).
Today Independent Living Montreal is spread across 26 centers in Canada including four in the province of Quebec. They also offer volunteering opportunities for people who are interested in helping out the cause. All you need to do is to click on this link: http://va-m.org/?pages=devenir-benevole#content and complete the form where someone will then get in contact with you.
You can also contact them by the following information below;
5555 Avenue Westminster #404
Côte-St-Luc (Quebec) H4W 2J2
Phone (office) : 514-288-1177
Fax : 514-288-7377
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
pen from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.