“There is no power for change greater
than a community discovering what it
Margaret J. Wheatley
As the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, we understand fully the vital importance of building a strong, vibrant and inclusive society. What affects one affects us all, and as New Brunswickers, we all share in reaching out to each other to ensure we make it through these challenging times. And we will.
This month in New Brunswick, COVID-19 reached our province. It is heart-warming to see how quickly our community has pulled together in a time of uncertainty, responding to the call to protect our fellow citizens through the heroic work of our front-line health care professionals, and by each of us practicing social distancing.
Following the Department of Health’s recommendations, we have closed our offices to the public, but our staff continue provide our essential services to New Brunswickers working across the province remotely. This has only been possible thanks to the generous support of our partners and donors.
We are so thankful for this support.
Through this crisis, we are providing remote support to families who are trying their best to take care of their loved ones, who are dealing with a sudden and drastic change to their routine, all the while trying to coordinate supports, and maintain their work obligations.
We are making sure that the adults we support who have their own home understand the importance of staying home, as well as ensuring they are safe and have enough food, medical supplies and the proper support as they navigate this storm.
We are connecting community partners to resources, and we are reaching out to ensure that the individuals and families we work with are receiving essential supports and services when they need it most.
If you, or someone you know of, has an intellectual or developmental disability and is in need of support during this unprecedented time, please reach out to us at (506)-453-4400. We are here to help.