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Avenues Program

Flexible supports for people’s lives. Through our Avenues Program, we provide personalized human resource and financial support for people with individualized or Passport funding.  Our qualified staff help adults with developmental disabilities recruit, hire and maintain independent contractors and employees.  Please note:  there are fees for our Avenue Program, please see below for details.

How does it work?

The Avenues Program helps Adults with Developmental Disabilities:

  • Budgeting – Helping you decide how to best use Individualized or Passport Funding.
  • Finances – Direct payment of your bills to other services and agency supports. Reimbursement of invoiced expenses.
  • Staffing – Support with recruiting, training, monitoring your independent contractors/employees. Support with administering their contracts and annual reviews.
  • Liaison – Linking you to the wider community.

Where do we support people?

We provide some support at our Main or Satellite offices across Windsor-Essex.

Most support happens in the community:

  • People’s Homes, Workplaces, Volunteer Locations, Schools,
  • Community Centres, Police stations, Courts, Coffee Shops, Libraries, etc.

YOU decide how much service you need!


Eligibility Criteria

Adults (18 years and older) with a developmental disability that have been allocated individualized or Passport funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCSS).

Fees for Avenues Program

The cost of this service varies depending on the services chosen.  Please contact us to discuss potential fees and payment details.


Referrals are accepted from Family, Friends, Advocates, Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) and other professionals.


This is a voluntary program. Clients can withdraw from the program at any time with approximately 30 days’ notice.

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