|With A Little Help from Shepherds of Good Hope
Adelino was a former Portuguese military veteran who has been living at Shepherds of Good Hope since August of 2010. Adelino is a calm, polite individual who is well liked by clients and staff for his gentle manner.
Adelino suffers from a form of chronic gastrointestinal disease with symptoms of excruciating stomach pain, fatigue and vomiting of blood. In addition, Adelino suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, all good reasons for him to apply for the Ontario Disabilities Support Program. However, because of Adelino’s illness he wasn’t able to follow through with his client responsibilities and his chances were lost.
After hearing his story, our case manager began to work closely with Adelino to reconnect him with health care professionals and also to fill in his Ontario Disabilities Support Program application form.
Recently, Adelino received his much needed endoscopy at the hospital. With the support of our case manager, he was able to apply to Ontario Works for drug benefits. He was acquainted with his new doctor and has received Ontario Disability Support. Adelino is exactly where he needs to be right now and is ready to look for more permanent housing out in the community.
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