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Organization: Sonshine Associated Companies  
Phone Numbers: 613-834-8187
After Hours: 613-222-2706
Fax: 613-841-1712
1807 St Joseph Blvd, Unit 307
Ottawa, ON
K1C 7C6
Intersection: Forest Valley Dr and St Joseph Blvd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * residence Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Len Goddard - Executive Director
613-834-8187 ext 22 *
Margo Babe - Adult Services Manager
613-834-8187 ext 32 *
Public Contacts: Cathy Goddard - Foster Care Recruitment, Program Manager, Camp Director
613-834-8187 ext 28 *
Margo Babe - Adult Service Manager
613-834-8187 ext 32 *
Service Description: Providing treatment and care within a Christian valued setting for children and adults * placement with agency is often an alternative to institutional placement. Services:
  • Therapeutic Foster Homes: a family setting for children requiring more care and supervision than provided in a regular foster home
  • S.A.F.E. Medical Foster Homes: a family and non-institutionalized setting for children / adults who have significant medical needs, requiring more physical care and medical care than would be normally provided in other foster homes
  • Total Care Residence (physical and developmental disabilities): serving total care adults and providing part-time respite for total care children / adults * weekends, March Break, and summer
  • Residence for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: serving young people and adults with a developmental disability * part-time respite care is available
  • R.A.Y.S. Day Program (Reach All Your Stars): a specialized day program for adult clients with developmental disabilities * operates Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm, year round except statutory holidays
  • Sonshine Cove: residential camps for all children, youth and adults with special needs, including physical and developmental / learning disabilities; winter and summer camps * weekend respite camps once a month year-round
  • Respite Services: for individuals with special needs in their home or a care provider's home

Rentals of retreat/conference centre to the general public * main lodge has capacity of more than 45 people * fully winterized * large sports field * canoes * motorboats * hiking * skiing and more

Fees: Service - Fees are on website * Method(s) of Payment Accepted - Cash, cheque, credit card * Rental discounts for the retreat/conference centre may apply in slow periods and for large groups
Application: Call for information * for rentals, contact Len Goddard * to book respite weekends, March Break or summer camp programs or Sonshine Singers for a performance, contact Cathy Goddard * for adult residential placement services, contact Margo Babe * for foster care services, contact Kofo Iziomon
Eligibility / Target Population: People of all ages with developmental or physical disabilities * eligibility criteria vary according to program
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: French website
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities
Respite Care for Adults
Respite Care for Children

This information was last completely updated on November 16, 2017

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