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Rehoboth Christian Ministries supporting those with developmental disabilities

Posted on December 27, 2023 by Sunny South News

By Heather Cameron
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Rehoboth Christian Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities across Alberta.

“Rehoboth collaborates with other disability service agencies in southern Alberta for programming, services, community access and advocacy for those we support,” said Emma Solowan, Public Relations Coordinator for Rehoboth Christian Ministries.

Rehoboth, Solowan says, offers a variety of services to those they serve including 24/7 and supported indpendent living residential care, vocational retirement programs, employment preparation, employment services and community access, as well as supportive home, and respite care. Solowan says that the services Rehoboth officers are funded through Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), a branch of the Alberta government. Intakes are done through PDD referrals, not through client or guardian applications directly to Rehoboth.

Some of the events that Rehoboth has hosted, Solowan says, include an annual pancake breakfast and poinsettia sale on the Saturday after the Coaldale Parade of Lights; a BBQ and Spring Sale on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, a Pork Roast on the Friday evening before Father’s Day and a Christmas Pancake Breakfast and poinsettia sale the Saturday after the Parade of lights; and a Golf Tournament on the last Saturday in May (May 25, 2024) held at Paradise Canyon in Lethbridge.

“Rehoboth has had strong ties to Coaldale since our establishment in the community in July of 1985,” said Solowan. “At that time and ongoing, Coaldale has embraced, supported, and welcomed Rehoboth and those we serve into the community. The town employs two of our clients during the summer as seasonal maintenance workers, Tim Horton’s chooses to bless us through their Smile Cookie campaign, our garden centre often sells out of products early on due to community support, and our golf tournament started in Coaldale until it outgrew the course and was moved to Lethbridge. There have been many individual volunteers from the community at the greenhouse, events, and various projects over the years.”

 For more information about Rehoboth Christian Ministries, visit https://www.rcmflourish.ca/. 

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