Middlesex Community Living is a not-for-profit organization that supports and advocates for the rights of adults with intellectual disabilities. Currently we support over 80 people in the Strathroy-Caradoc community. We support people who have a variety of intellectual disability diagnoses including; general developmental delay, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, as well as many others
It is our vision and mission to develop and sustain an inclusive community and to champion and support people to learn, to define, and to live to their fullest potential.
Middlesex Community Living has several programs and services that offer an abundance of benefits to both the people we support and the Strathroy-Caradoc community at large. Some services and programs assist people with their personal goals and outcomes directly, while others are devoted to supporting people in their day to day living.
Middlesex Community Living offers accommodation services, supported employment programs, continuing education classes and leisure and recreational activities.
The Peacekeeper Camp is geared to youth from the ages from 12-21 with medical, behavioural, social or physical needs.
Our campers spend their time canoeing, fishing, swimming, archery, abseiling down a 25 foot tower and learning basic survival skills. Most importantly, the youth have fun, build confidence and interact with new friends.
Our camp is staffed completely by volunteers, and our camp is run solely from grants and donations from people, companies and groups in various communities.
We offer subsidy for of our campers who are in need of financial assistance. These subsidies are available due to fundraising efforts and generous donations – such as from the Strathroy-Caradoc Cruisers.
The Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation coordinates fund raising activities for the hospital.
We at the Upper Deck Youth Centre believe in the hope and potential of every young person.
We offer a safe place for kids from ages 8 – 14 to come and hang out on Friday nights from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. They can play pool, air hockey, foose ball, board games.
‘Confident Kids’ is a support group for kids that have experienced divorce, abandonment, abuse or death. It is on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm., ages 8 – 13.
We also have a support group for young parents to help them be the best parents they can be. We have baby clothes, assist with appointments, court and lawyers’ meetings, diapers and baby food when we can.
We take kids camping in the summer.
For more info. call 519-245-7878 and talk to Belinda.
The Southwest Middlesex Health Centre opened on October 17, 1974. It was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization. The Centre serves 2 municipalities and 3 first nation reserves. The Board of Directors is made up of 10 representatives from Strathroy-Caradoc (2 ), Middlesex Centre (2 ), the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation (1 ), Munsee-Delaware Nation (1 ), Oneida Nation of the Thames (1 ), UWO Department of Family Medicine (1), Strathroy Middlesex Hospital (1) and the Professional Staff of the Centre (1).
The Centre is home to 4 family physicians who have their own patient practises and supervise 8 residents from the UWO Department of Family Medicine. Other on-site services which are owned and operated by the Centre include a laboratory, x-ray department and a fully stocked Pharmacy which is open to the public. Other services located within the Centre are physiotherapy which is provided by Meridian Spine and Joint Centres and dental services which is provided by Dove Dental. In addition, the Thames Valley Family Health Team has in the Centre a full time social worker, part time dietician and pharmacists. The Centre also has access to mental health therapists and a Psychiatrist as well as other community health care providers who run regular programs at the Centre.
The Centre is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 to 5. On Wednesdays the Pharmacy is open 9 to noon while the rest of the Centre is closed.
To learn more about the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre please go to our web site at www.smhc.net.