Aldaview Services is organized to provide facilitation and support for persons with developmental and dual diagnosis disabilities. Our services and activities are geared to promote community involvement and participation at the level desired by the individual. We seek to promote daily involvement and activities that are similar to others within our community, including opportunities for physical and emotional wellness, social and spiritual growth, and leisure and recreational activities.

Our services include:

  • Group Living
  • Supported Independent Living
  • Community Participation
  • Respite Services
  • Foundations Program
  • Passport

History

Discussions between TCMH and the Church Conference Mission Board to open a Day Care Centre for individuals with a developmental disability led to the completion of a group home for children with special needs in 1979. The new residence, located on the same site as the Nithview Seniors’ Village, was officially named Aldaview Home, in recognition of the pioneering work of Alvin and Ada Steinman whose son was supported by Aldaview for many years. 

In 1984, Aldaview rented a house, located on Waterloo St. in New Hamburg, from the Lions’ Club and welcomed 6 new adult residents into that home. Further expansion, in 1990, saw tenants welcomed into the first Supported Independent Living (SIL) apartments and the division name changed to Aldaview Services. 

In 1994, the TCMH Board received approval to change the children’s group home to an adult home, making the entire Aldaview Services operation a program for adults. Over the years, Aldaview has rented numerous buildings to expand its services to adults with developmental disabilities. In 2004, the New Hamburg Lions’ Club donated a home on Waterloo St. and a vacant lot to Aldaview. This donation was the catalyst to build the Riehl House on Hillcrest Ave. The Riehl House, specifically designed for 4 residents, was officially opened in 2005. A house, on Ritz Cres in New Hamburg, was purchased to provide additional accommodation for individuals. In December 2009, a building on Hamilton Rd. was leased and renovated to consolidate offices, life skills and day programming in one location, named “Connections”. 

In 2004, the TCMH Board and administration created a new logo for the organization and developed a new mission statement. The TCMH Mission Statement reads:  “Rooted in faith, Tri-County Mennonite Homes provides leadership in service to seniors  and developmentally disabled individuals by dedicated staff and volunteers”.

Each division has developed an operating philosophy statement that relates to the TCMH Mission Statement. 

With the assistance of a consultant, the Board completed a 5-year Strategic Plan in 2007, which outlined five major areas of direction for the organization:

  • Build financial strength and stability
  • Deliver a high standard of quality care
  • Continued growth in a proactive and responsible mode
  • Be an employer of choice
  • Create sound internal synergies

In March 2012, a new Strategic Plan was approved by the Board with three goal areas: 

Lasting Endurance

  • Supporters donate time and money (through gifts or loans to the Note Program)
  • Supporters are from the broader community beyond resident/client families and the constituent churches

Distinctive Impact

  • We are a centre of best practice excellence; where people come to learn from us.
  • Our leaders are sought out by others in for profit and non-profit organizations for speaking engagements and committee membership/leadership.
  • We are a growing organization. The number of seniors and clients we serve increases by expanding service at our existing locations or by acquiring more locations.             

Superior Performance

  • Our Margin for Mission meets or exceeds benchmark levels.
  • Our Quality Measures meet or exceed benchmark levels. 

With an excellent Leadership group, a supportive Board, committed and skilled staff and volunteers, the future looks bright for TCMH and the people they serve and support.