It all started in 1965. With the arrival of their son Steven Reese, Jim and Adrienne Reese realized that there was a need for a Christian organization to support families who experience developmental disabilities in Ontario. The Reeses enlisted the help of their friends and the ministry that would come to be called Christian Horizons was born.
In 1974, several years after the first successful two-week camp in the Haliburton Highlands, the purchase of a home in Waterloo for ten adults with disabilities introduced new options for residential services. Christian Horizons has since grown to include community participation support, educational services, vacation services and host family services – each providing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to share their gifts in communities where everybody belongs. An ongoing commitment to innovative faith-based service options, international partnerships, and annual family camp experiences carry on the vision that originally inspired the Reese family not only in Canada but around the world.
To learn more about the history of Christian Horizons and current services, read the case study from our friends over at Cardus.View Cardus Case Study