Special Services at Home (SS@H)
What is Special Services at Home?
Special Services at Home is a program funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The Ministry will award contracts for one year. Families must reapply every year for this program. A family can self-administer the contract or have Lansdowne Children’s Centre administer the program until their child turns 18
SS@H provides an opportunity to support and encourage children in the areas of personal growth and development and to support families in need of respite care by providing a support worker to work one to one with a child.
With careful thought and planning, your SS@H funds can be used to support a wider range of meaningful activities which will increase a child’s experiences.
Who is eligible to use Special Services At Home?
Children with a physical and/or developmental disability verified by a physician.
What can I expect?
Lansdowne Childrens Centre can assist you in completing your SS@H application form.
Once the Ministry has issued your child an SS@H contract, a SS@H co-ordinator will contact you to discuss with you how to best utilize your funding to meet the needs of your child and family.
The SS@H program has a pool of support workers with a wide range of skills and experience. The co-ordinator will assist the family in finding the right match for your child.
For further information about Special Services at Home at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact:Central Intake 519-753-3153/3154 ext. 206