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If you reside in Barrie/Innisfil/Bradford/Angus and Area contact:
Carolyn Harris, Respite/CHAP Coordinator, Empower Simcoe at 705-726-9082 ext. 2259 or email

If you reside in Alliston, Collingwood, Midland or Orillia contact:
Angie Bridekirk, Adult Respite/CHAP Coordinator, Catulpa Community Support Services at 705-733-3227 ext. 2235 or email

Shannon Parton, Children's Respite Coordinator, Catulpa Community Support Services at 705-733-3227  ext. 2282 or email

Program Title : Alpha Camp & Retreat. A Helping Hand Always Inc.
Program Time : A Helping Hand Always Inc.
Program Runs from : ongoing
Program Length : All year round
Program Cost : Fee for Service basis
Admission Criteria : Children and adults with special needs
Activities : We are a group of professionals offering our services on a fee-for-service basis within the GTA, extending to Barrie, and surrounding areas. Our staff members come from varied backgrounds, and bring with them a variety of skills. We believe in continuous learning and improvement to our service and describe ourselves as:

•Committed to providing superior client service.

Our services are available privately as well as through Government Care programs, personal and group insurance plans. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are on a fee-for-service basis.


•Customized one to one support for individuals with Special Needs
•Buddy Program/Companionship
•Personal Care for seniors
•Respite care/ Camp at Alpha Camp & Retreat
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Disability / Special Needs : Developmental Disability, Host Home (Out of Home)
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : Host Home (out-of-home)
Age Category : 6-12 School Aged, 13-17 Adolescent, 18-21 Young Adult, 22-30 Adult, 31-50 Adult and 50+ Seniors
Agency : A Helping Hand Always Inc.
Agency Contact : Ivette Dawson
Phone : 705 792 4133
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Email Address :
Option offered at : 3048 Barrie Hill Rd, Springwarter, ON L4M 4S4
Nearest Intersection :
Regions : Orillia and Area, Alliston and Area, Bradford and Area, Midland and Area, Collingwood and Area and Barrie and Area
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