ABOUT

Purpose
  • CCMF (Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile) is a local parent-driven community group, striving to meet the needs of medically fragile children/young adults and their families.  We offer financial and emotional support to these families. The home that we support programs at,  "Standing Oaks" is a life-long home for the residents who live there.  Respite care for parental relief is available to the medically fragile children/young adults of Lambton County. **(respite care is closed and has been since COVID-19 hit) 
     

Vision
  • Lead in the awareness of the needs of the medically fragile children/young adults in Lambton County (inclusive of Standing Oaks), while recognizing their uniqueness, their right to dignity and their quality of life
     

Mission
  • Optimize and enhance the quality of life for medically fragile children/young adults of Sarnia-Lambton and ensure that all community agencies are fulfilling their obligation

  • Enhance our profile as strategic communicators for the medically fragile through community partnerships and public awareness

  • Recruit new volunteers who respect the CCMF vision and are able to fulfill their obligations of their commitment

  • Advocate for resources and the implementation of programs that will ensure the special needs of the medically fragile are identified and met
     

Goals  
  • Our "Hands on Art" and the music program will continue 

  • It is hoped that the Interactive Experience will grow to a larger scale and become widely recognized in the medically fragile community without barriers

  • Our massage therapy program will continue for the 2022-2023. Thankful to have received funds from the Catherine Wilson Foundation for the continuance of this program, we are very grateful.  

  • CCMF’s Trans-Van service to be utilized to its full capabilities. If you have a medically fragile child/youth or young adult, you need to become a CCMF member to utilize this service. *Please inquire for more details.

Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile - Our Philosophy 
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STAFF

ADMINISTRATION

CHRIS STEEVES             ADMINISTRATIVE LEADER

CCMF OFFICE                519-344-2719

EMAIL:   ccmfsarnia@gmail.com 

OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 

PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

SUE BENDALL - ART DIRECTOR

 "HANDS ON ART PROGRAM"

FRANK BRENNAN & VAL SCHMIDT

MUSIC INSTRUCTORS

JODY ADAMS, RMT

MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM 

STANDING OAKS STAFF

Thankful for the continued great care that all of the March of Dimes Staff give the residents at Standing Oaks. 

MARCH OF DIMES

APRIL NELMES | Regional Manager 

March of Dimes Canada

c/o Western Sarnia-Lambton

Research Park

1086 Modeland Road,

BLDG. 1050 Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6L2

Phone:  519-332-4702 Fax: 519-332-6569

DAWN CHESNEY | Community Support Supervisor

 

March of Dimes Canada

Phone: 519-332-4703 Fax: 519-332-6569

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Laura

Darcy Winch  

PRESIDENT

Laura Mele 

VICE PRESIDENT
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Marg Jackson

TREASURER

Mary Weerdenburg

SECRETARY