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The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

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8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB



Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PPDD)

Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PPDD)

PPDD delivers services within the community, private homes, clients’ homes, or homes owned and operated by The Good Samaritan Society. Our support services are unique to each individual and are directed by the individual and their families, within the guidelines of The Good Samaritan Society.

We provide services in the following areas:

  • Shared Living Homes
  • Supported Independent Living

Funding for PPDD programs is provided based on an eligibility assessment by the provincial/regional funding body of Disability Services (DS) from the Ministry Seniors, Community and Social Services.

PPDD – Shared Living Homes

The Good Samaritan Society PPDD provides supportive living arrangements in homes throughout the Edmonton area. Homes operated by The Good Samaritan Society are specially developed to accommodate individuals living with significant developmental and physical support requirements. These homes are accessible, barrier free and typically shared by two to five individuals.

PPDD also provides services in homes that are independently owned or rented directly by the guardian or individual.


All homes are staffed with community support workers and a team coordinator who work closely with family members or guardians to determine service goals and outcomes for the individual. We firmly believe in encouraging individuals to develop to their fullest potential and respect each person’s individuality and beliefs.

Staff are also trained in areas such as health monitoring, medication assistance and behaviour management.

Homes are staffed 24 hours daily depending on the needs of the individuals. Each staffing structure is based on the needs of individuals utilizing the service. Our objective is to provide a service in which individuals experience enhanced Quality of Life in a safe environment that encourages opportunity and growth.

In the Homes
In each home, individuals participate in personal and household management routines to the best of their ability. They are encouraged to identify social and recreational activities that interest them and to develop relationships with others. Staff encourage and support individual choice and decision making to promote independence. They utilize opportunities to participate in day programs, volunteer placement and vocational settings.

Find Housing & Support Services – Assisted Living Care – PPDD – Supported Independent Living


Our Supportive Independent Living Outreach program provides support to individuals who live in their own home and do not require overnight support. The need for paid support is minimized and the individual’s independence is maintained.

All support is provided in the context of community integration and is offered to enhance and sustain an individual’s quality of life. The hours of support offered are flexible and dependent on individual direction. Community support workers provide learning opportunities and assistance in problem solving, meal preparation, medication monitoring, appointments, public transportation, education and community linkages.

Our outreach program also provides support to individuals who still wish to live with a group of peers (2 – 3 peers) and focus on minimizing paid support. The Good Samaritan Society homes are dependent on peer match, as individuals typically need to complement each other in their strengths and needs with a strong emphasis on peer support. The individuals involved and stakeholders negotiate some level of risk management with the intent to decrease the need for scheduled staffing support. The expected outcome is to create environments of independence and support between individuals.

Support Homes
Support homes are homes in which an individual with a developmental disability typically shares with a roommate or family. The defining characteristic of the support home is that the overnight support is provided by a person/people who also share the home. Support home models include both approved home and supportive roommates.

The Good Samaritan Society ensures that the relationship between the client, approved home provider and service provider is beneficial to enhancing the client’s quality of life. Our staff regularly monitor the service delivery for each individual.

For those still residing in the family home, community support workers support the family and the individual by working towards specific goals. A community support worker can provide assistance with problem solving, direct support, and by linking families to support networks.

These services can be delivered to families whose services and eligibility fall under the Ministry of Children’s Services.


Speak to your Case worker at Disability Services about eligibility and getting on the Individual Profile Registry.  This registry provides a listing of individuals seeking placement that are approved to have services funded to meet their needs. The Good Samaritan Society reviews the listings for suitable matches to our homes and programs with consideration to peer matching and service needs.  PPDD then completes an expression of interest and submits it to DS; the family/individual decides whether or not they are interested in pursuing the space/opportunity.   Families and the individuals that decide to pursue a space/opportunity participate in our intake process and if all parties agree that the home/program is a good fit we move forward with a funding request for services for the individual to DS.


For more information, please contact:
Services and Intake Referral
Intake Voice Mail: (24 hrs/day) (780) 431-3703

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As a charity, The Good Samaritan Society raises funds to provide loving care and quality service to honour the diverse population we serve. Donations to our charity allow us to enhance the programs and services we offer to more than 6000 people.

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