Rian Alston is both the Journey House Program Coordinator and a facilitator, who supports individuals living independently. He understands the importance of creating and maintaining an environment that promotes healthy living for adults. He has had a great deal of success aiding individuals to realize their potential, as well as express their identities using technology and art.
Cody is a Journey House facilitator, acting as a mentor and in-house support for several adults with intellectual disabilities. He is also a key Respite Worker for Destiny’s Way Support Services. Cody is a caring and passionate role model, best known for his sense of humour as well as being easily approachable. He excels at physical and recreational activities and shares his love of technology with anyone requiring assistance.
Grazielle is a qualified, professional and caring Developmental Support Worker with passion for improving quality of life for people who has developmental disability. Friendly, patient and a great communicator, she is experienced in various aspects of disabled care provision, from general domestic duties to the implementation of comprehensive care plans. Originally from Brazil, “Grazi” has found a home where she can continue to help young people reach their goals and lead full lives.
Role of Facilitator
A Facilitator is a committed individual who resides with the other household members and ensures that an environment is established and maintained within the home, which fosters and allows for the practice of independent living. This person acts as a life skill coach, a friend, a roommate, a guide, a teacher, among many other roles. Each of these roles are performed with respect, patience, understanding, and without judgment. In return the facilitator is financially compensated and given a very unique opportunity, while also receiving numerous accommodations and benefits. The specific duties or roles of the facilitator may change depending on the needs of the other residents of Journey House, in order to best model and assist with independent living. Regardless, the facilitator must prioritize and model life skills, in a manner that promotes health, productive living, as well as safety and well-being, at all times.
Board of Directors:
Horace Roxborough – President
Stephen Hazell – Chair
Gopal Sharma – Vice Chair
Richard Mansell – Treasurer
Marguerite Black – Secretary