Even though our son is not very expressive, we can see in his demeanour that he is happy when on this way to the FFF day program and upon return. This means so much to us.
We are very impressed with the variety and balance of fun activities and learning experiences that FFF has to offer. Never a boring day. We are also very pleased with their organizational skills, attention to detail and openness to parent feedback. In addition to detailed updates that are provided daily, we even received a Progress Report. Wow!
We are also very hopeful that the measures and precautions that are being taken by FFF to safeguard the health of staff and participants and ward off infection of COVID19, will insure that this program can continue whatever may happen in the broader community.
With FFF, we feel that our son is understood, safe, happy and loved by the staff.
Big virtual hugs to all the staff and volunteers! "
I love singing with my Forever Friends every week! Everyone is so happy and so friendly. We have a great time!
~ Cassie Albright
We are so happy to have discovered FFF. Although our son has minimal vocabulary, it is abundantly clear that he loves coming to FFF on-the-go Program. We are very impressed with the staff (Sam, Sarah, Emma), who are well-organized, innovative, very communicative and a pleasure to deal with. We greatly admire their entrepreneurial spirit in launching their own program. The On the Go program is well-structured, with a tremendous variety of activities. Our son particularly loves being out and about in the community and taking the o-train. We are impressed with the safety measures that FFF have adopted. In this era of COVID-19, there is a delicate balance between public health measures to keep us safe and ensuring that there are adequate community integration opportunities for our loved ones. Pleased to say that FFF has found that right balance. In sum, we are very happy to have enrolled our son in FFF. It is by far one of the best day programs in Ottawa. "
~ Kevin Thompson and Rebecca Netley
The Team is great! The program is very good and my son love to come and enjoy the program. I also like every day the feed back on the notebook and I have a great confidence in the program and professionalism from the team. Great job!!!! “
~ Mihaela Lazarescu
I am starting to think that Fostering Forever Friendships is really the long-term aim that I minimized at first. I recently discovered that being with others, sharing, learning new things together, supporting each other is really the key to a longer life and better memory. I heard my son make positive comments about others in his program, things I never expected to hear, as he does not talk much. I've also witnessed him helping others with their knapsacks and masks, and I felt so proud to see that."
The programming for FFF is so varied and inspired! FFF is extremely well organized and has stringent Covid-19 protocols in place to keep everyone safe.
Our daughter loves takin the bus, riding the LRT and the many “on-the-go” and “in-center" activities. She comes home excited to tell us about her day. She’s always happy to see Samantha, Sarah, and Emma (FFF staff). They are wonderfully friendly, attentive, interactive, positive and fun. As a team they’ve been supporting and encouraging the development of a number of self-help skills and we've seen our daughter's confidence and independence grow.
Photos of each day’s activities posted on Facebook let us see for ourselves how much our daughter is enjoying the activities. And she likes to look at them too! As well, the detailed recounting of what she does during the day in the communication book gives us such a good picture of her day! It’s so reassuring and it helps us support her in telling us about her day. It’s also a great way for us to provide feedback!
Added bonus is the community centre from which FFF is run: use of a room with plenty of natural light, access to a full kitchen, and nearby walking paths and parks for outdoor fun and exercise!
FFF is a gem of a program!
~Helene and Ron Jerome
I never thought I would find a program where my mind would be at ease e.g. not worrying about the care our son is receiving, if he’s enjoying himself, if he’s learning, trying new things, etc.!"
The day program has been amazing for my son. He goes 2X a week and very much looks forward to those days. He’s participated in group activities & outings that are priceless memories for him. Things that I could not offer him on my own. Being part of this group has help him with his social interaction and community participation" -Anonymous
We are so happy that we found Fostering Forever Friendship Day Program. It has been the perfect program for our son. The staff are exceptional - they are enthusiastic, creative and obviously very dedicated to the special population they serve. We really like diversity of programme and the way participants are out in the community doing different things everyday. "