Lanark Community Programs
Lanark Community Programs (LCP) started in April 1979 with five staff, a budget of $70,000 and two programs – Speech Therapy and Behaviour Modification. We have grown to provide service to over 4,000 rural clients – particularly those who are vulnerable due to physical, developmental and/or economic limitations. We have a staff of 154 (64 regular staff and a full time equivalent of 90 contract workers), a budget of $7,000,000 and nine programs - Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism – ABA), Intensive Behaviour Intervention (Autism – IBI), Behaviour Development, Connections, Early Integration, Infant and Child Development, Language Development, Family Relief (respite care) and Therapeutic Riding.
We work in the day-to-day environments of our clients – their homes, day cares, schools, group homes, day programs and riding arenas - so that everyone involved in a client’s life shares in program planning and implementation. Our agency home base is at 30 Bennett Street, Carleton Place. This 18,000 sq. ft. building also provides much needed meeting and program space for numerous community groups – including storage space for the Lanark County Food Bank. We also have satellite offices in Smiths Falls and Brockville, and provide family relief and respite through three well-equipped respite homes in Lanark County. Most of our services are delivered in Lanark County – to residents of Lanark County - but a few of our programs reach into Renfrew and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
Our funding sources are as diversified as our programs. Provincial funding comes through the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) and the Ministry of Education. Federal funding for the Connections program comes via the Public Health Agency of Canada, through the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). Extensive fundraising efforts resulted in over $200,000 cash and in-kind contributions being raised in order to expand programs and supports for our clients and communities.
Please visit Lanark Community Programs website for more information.