By Melissa Jameson, Community Link worker.
The Community Link Project provides adults with self-identified diverse abilities with opportunities to experience community inclusion through group and individual activities, as well as focusing on self-advocacy and connections to various service providers in the community. The project runs in year-long cycles, from January until December, with up to 10 individuals participating. Currently there are nine participants.
This year, a drop-in group has been created which meets on Wednesday evenings. The group, which has about four regular participants, has met four
In addition, the community link worker seeks out opportunities for participants to volunteer within the community. Recently, three participants spent a few hours volunteering with the Revelstoke Theatre Company. Monthly volunteer opportunities are being planned with the hopes that participants will find their niche in the community and continue to volunteer with these groups. Next up will be volunteering with the Revelstoke Coffeehouse at the end of March.