Community Venture's low-stress support programs - the heart of Community Venture - began operations nearly 20 years ago, and have grown to service close to 150 people each day. Community Venture currently operates six day program locations.
CV Booth (390 Booth Drive, on the Grace Hospital grounds) has excellent facilities for small groups; the program accommodates members of widely varying abilities, including many requiring one-on-one support. The CV Seniors' Circle, which recently moved to St Stephen's Anglican Church at 220 Helmsdale Avenue, was Winnipeg's first day program specifically designed to serve retirement-aged adults living with intellectual disabilities.
Recognizing the growing need for a base in the south end of Winnipeg, we opened CV South (now at 891 St Mary's Road) in the spring of 2003; this location features a strong work-readiness and vocational placement focus, not to mention a spectacular theatre program, and it has grown quickly to meet the demand for its services. CV Maples, now located on Fife Street in northwest Winnipeg, opened in the summer of 2004. Like most of the other programs, it offers enhanced supports to individuals making difficult residential or day program transitions.
CV Henderson, which opened its doors in August 2008, serves the northeast quadrant of the city from its Elmwood base. Our latest day service location is CV Charleswood, located in the Charleswood United Church at 4820 Roblin Boulevard.
In addition to these facility-based programs, Community Venture supports a number of members in individualized, community-based volunteer and vocational experience placements. Taken together, Community Venture's day services have something to offer nearly everyone!