At Garth Homer Society we refer to our programs as teams. All seven of our teams are formed around the interests, strengths, and needs of the people we support. For example clients who have an interest in developing their artistic abilities participate in ArtWorks whereas those who wish to develop their independence through community volunteering join the Community Access Team.
Up until the mid nineties the Garth Homer Society operated sheltered workshop style programming for people with developmental disabilities. Clients spent their entire day at our centre doing piecework to produce items like Christmas crackers or fish and chip bags made from newspaper. In 1999 the last of the sheltered workshops closed marking the Society’s successful transition to providing services that were not only community-based but centered around the individuals we serve.