As a non-profit agency, OPAL’s mission is to serve families who have a dependent living with an intellectual disability, by coordinating respite care, in-home support, recreation, and long term program planning, through a network of community partnerships, volunteers, and support workers. By directly and indirectly supporting these special families, they can continue fulfilling their primary role in the care and nurturing of their children, and meeting their ongoing responsibilities as valued citizens and active participants in our community.
OPAL is committed to serving all families in our community which include a dependent living with an intellectual disability. Through reliable, effective, volunteer-driven programs and services, OPAL’s constant vision is building sustained, community-wide involvement in supporting special people as they help our special families.
About OPAL III - FREDERICTON RESPITE SERVICES INC
OPAL Family Services provides respite and support along with 9 core programs to over 160 families in the Fredericton and surrounding area who have dependants with intellectual disabilities. The programs include respite and support through our volunteer and private worker services in our apartment. In partnership with the UNB Nursing Program, St. Thomas Best Buddies Program and Compu-College Child and Youth Care Worker Program, OPAL is also able to provide our families with extra support, expertise and education within their own home for free. We also provide a Summer Recreation Program, for the children, a Weekly Social Group Program for the young adults and a Seniors Network program for our more mature members. The parents also receive Family networking activities to socialize and connect with other parents. OPAL has been in operation for over 26 years and last year provided local families with over 50,000 hours of support and care.