Educational and social supports are in place for children with developmental disabilities. But what happens when these children become adults?
The question is the raison d’être of L’Arche Comox Valley, which is raising money to construct a second home for clients in Courtenay.
The house will be located at 1465 Grieve Ave. near Courtenay Elementary School.
The non-profit charity, one of 29 L’Arche communities in Canada, started in 2000 when Lock Mawhinney and a group of volunteers opened Jubilee House, where clients and workers co-habitate in a family-like setting. While clients don’t work for a living, they can engage in volunteer work. Rachel Scott, for instance, volunteers at the Cumberland Seniors’ Centre.