For more than forty years, Corridor Community Options has operated as a not-for-profit organization assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families in the East Hants community.
The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and currently has 11.5 FTE employees who carry out the day to day operations of the organization. This includes Corridor Community Options for Adults (CCOA) and the Lantz Residential Programs (LRP). CCOA offers supported employment opportunities, training, education, job coaching and recreational services, as well as programming to assist those with high and complex support needs.
Corridor currently supports 40 adults through their day programming, and 14 through their residential programming. They are the only organization in the area supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and they cannot keep up with the demand for services. Currently,Corridor is operating at full capacity and has an extensive wait list. At this time, they cannot serve those who are requesting admittance into its programs.
Corridor is proud of the impact they have had in the East Hants community. They are passionate about their work that contributes to the betterment of their community. They want to continue providing vital services to adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. Because of this,they have created a renewal plan that sets a realistic goal of doubling the number of participants in their programs by 2021.
Corridor recognizes that it’s time to improve and grow. Their current facility is outdated,has space limitations and is not fully accessible. Due to its age, the building requires costly structural improvements, that even if completed, will not address the space challenges or support the growth needed to improve the lives of those on their wait list. A new, modern building is needed to drive their plan to expand services and create more employment opportunities for the community they serve. To do this, they need the assistance of the local community and broader corporate sector to achieve their goals.
A new building will help them to face the future, meet the growing demand for services, improve and expand offerings(including new social enterprises), create wage parity opportunities for individuals with disabilities and ultimately allow the organization to operate in a cost-efficient, environmentally-sustainable and fully-accessible facility.