Get Involved

Middlesex Community Living is focused on and driven to promoting a community that values all of its citizens and includes everyone in its fold in the progression towards an inclusive society. Middlesex Community Living provides the essential programs and services that enrich and support the lives of the over 100 people we support, however sometimes we need to turn to the generosity and support of our community in order to assist people in meeting their dreams and goals.

Please review some of the areas we could use your help.

Become a Host Family Partner

Middlesex Community Living is looking for community members to join our Host Family program. It’s a great opportunity to support inclusion and independence for people with developmental disabilities… one home at a time.

What is the Host Family program?

Do you have an extra bedroom in your house? Looking for someone to share your home with? The Host Family program looks to bring together families, couples, or individuals who would like to share their home with a person who is interested in living and thriving in a family environment. If you can offer a caring home full of guidance and support, then we’re looking for you!

What do I have to do to be a Host Family Partner?

The first step is easy. Be yourself.

Our Host Family Partners are just like you. They offer a place for a person with a developmental disability to be themselves and to be supported while they develop positive relationships, build on their social and life skills, and become a valued member of their community.

Second Step. Tell us all about yourself.

Our number one priority is making sure we have the right match. We’ll meet with you, get a better understanding of who you are and what you’re like so that we can make the best possible match. You’ll be given a questionnaire, a personal interview and a Vulnerable Sector Police Check for everyone in your home.

We’ll collect all that information and then look for a potential match with someone we support who’s interested in being in the Host Family program. If we find a match, you and the person will be invited to meet, spend some time together and see if there is a potential Family Home match.

Through the whole process and beyond, you will have access to a team of caseworkers who are able to assist with anything, at any point of the process and beyond.

Last Step. Understanding your responsibilities.

• Provide support, guidance and respect to the person living in your home
• Assist the person with all aspects of daily living
• Provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing home
• Be involved in the development of a person’s individual plans of support
• Work closely with Middlesex Community Living to ensure the guidelines and expectations of the Ministry of Community and Social Services are fulfilled and respected
• Guide and support the person in community, work, and social activities
• Help the person develop and maintain relationships with family, friends and the community

Host Family Partners are financially compensated for their work. As well, respite and support staff are available to Host Family Partners.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can share your home, call Middlesex Community Living today. We know you’ll have questions, but you should know that we have answers and that we’re committed to building a long term, successful partnership with you.

Just pick up the phone and call Lorna Beauchamp at 519-245-1301 ext. 331 or send an email to lbeauchamp@middlesexcl.on.ca.

Become a Volunteer

Middlesex Community Living is grateful to the people who make our community stronger by volunteering. We offer a variety of volunteering positions or we can carve something out for you directly! Just let us know what you're interested in.

To apply for a volunteer position at Middlesex Community Living please download and complete the Volunteer Application form.

Completed forms can be submitted by email to mclgeneral@middlesexcl.on.ca

Become a Member

Middlesex Community Living advances and promotes inclusive communities and valued citizens. We provide a variety of programs and services that assist people with their personal goals and outcomes. By becoming a member of Middlesex Community Living you can help make a positive impact on the lives of the people in your community and across Ontario.

The benefits of membership include:

  • Opportunity to become a member of the Board of Directors
  • Invitations to special events
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
  • Membership in Oasis (Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special needs)
  • Membership in Community Living Ontario
  • Membership in Canadian Association for Community Living

Please print off the membershipregform and along with your payment, mail to:

82 Front St. W.
Strathroy, ON
N7G 1X7

If paying by credit card you may wish to fax the form to 519-245-5456.

For more information about membership, please call 519-245-1301 ext. 291

Donate

One of the best ways to support the people in your community to achieve their goals and dreams is through a financial donation. 100% of your donation will directly assist Middlesex Community Living and the people who use its programs and services. By donating to Middlesex Community Living you are in affect ensuring the delivery of valuable opportunities and possibilities that will directly strengthen the citizens in your community.

It’s easy to make a donation to Middlesex Community Living. You can make a one-time donation or you can set up monthly giving plan with pre-authorized payments. There are several ways you can make a financial contribution to Middlesex Community Living:

Donate Online

You can make a secure donation online by clicking on the Canada Helps logo. Follow the prompts and at the end you will be issued a printable tax receipt. Canada Helps accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express credit cards and Interac.

Canada Helps

Donate by Phone

Call the Administration office to make a credit card donation. 519-245-1301 ext 291.

Donate by Mail or In Person

Please make your cheque payable to Middlesex Community Living and mail it to the following address:

82 Front St. W
Strathroy, ON
N7G 1X7

Middlesex Community Living also offers other contribution opportunities ( i.e. life insurance, charitable gift annuities, memorial/tribute, bequests, charitable remainder trusts, etc.) Please call to speak with someone about how you can include Middlesex Community Living through planned giving.