Ted enjoying an afternoon at Deas Island Park. Click here to learn more about Ted and Supported Living.

Supported Living

Supported Living | Community Living Program


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How to access services:

Supported living services at DCLS are funded by CLBC. Referrals come from CLBC and are selected by families. Click here to learn more.


Contact Us!

For more information contact the Community Manager, Lanette Vawter at 604.952.6495 or lvawter@dcls.ca


Community Living or Supported Living is a residential support service that allows people with developmental disabilities to live on their own. A number of people who access services from DCLS live alone or with a roommate in an apartment with limited support. This residential option is well suited for people who have basic life skills, are quite autonomous in organizing their social opportunities, are well established in their community and who have an active and involved personal network.

Community Living Program identifies each individual’s needs, and provides targeted support to help each person to live independently. Training in life skills such as cooking, maintaining a home, or managing finances, for example, may be part of their ongoing support.