Standing Oaks NPHC Sarnia Expansion


Our Mission

To promote and develop affordable supportive housing for people with physical disabilities. 

MODC's Non-Profit Housing Corporation supports the vision of “creating an inclusive society”, recognizing that people are happiest living in their own home and providing consumers with physical disabilities a single solution for support, care and accessible affordable accommodation.​

Learn more about our exciting NPHC expansion in Sarnia for Standing Oaks Supportive Housing and please donate to this deserving location:

Standing Oaks Expansion is Complete!

Standing Oaks Expansion Project 
Standing Oaks is a supportive housing program for people in Sarnia with severe physical disabilities, providing a single solution for care and accessible, affordable accommodation. 

The expansion included:
  • 4 bedroom addition (allowing Standing Oaks to now serve 10 individuals with disabilities)
  • Living room expansion
  • New bathroom
  • New laundry room
  • Accessible specialized equipment
  • Landscaping

Many thanks to the donors, sponsors, and workers who made it possible for us to provide a supportive home for even more medically fragile individuals in the community.

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Standing Oaks was opened in 2004 with the help of our partner, Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF), a Sarnia parent-driven community group that supports the needs of the medically fragile and their families. The six-bedroom congregate care home with communal kitchen, lounges, dining room and therapy room, provides 24/7 support for five individuals who are medically fragile, enabling them to live in the community, as opposed to a hospital or long term care facility. Additionally, the home has a respite bed that provides caregiver relief and 24/7 care for individuals requiring short term accommodation within the community. Care is provided by March of Dimes Canada’s Independent Living Services Department.

The demand for supportive accommodation is very high. To alleviate the need for expensive new specialized housing, NPHC began contruction on a four-bedroom extension to Standing Oaks, plus an additional bathroom and laundry room, in 2017. Expansion plans included necessary equipment to allow the residents with physical disabilities to safely and comfortably live in the home and included ceiling lifts, automatic door openers, and a hydrobath for physical therapy. 

We hope you will consider a donation or a grant to help fund the construction and safety equipment that was needed for this much needed expansion. ​

​Your support will be publically recognized by March of Dimes Canada, and we would be happy to arrange a site visit to Standing Oaks where you can see first-hand why your support is needed. 

Donate now to Standing Oaks Expansion Campaign
Click here to donate to the Standing Oaks Expansion Campaign through CanadaHelps website.

For more information, please contact:

April Nelmes
Regional Independent Living Manager
March of Dimes Canada
(519) 33204702 ext.5501


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Thank you to the generous Standing Oak Supporters

Arlanxeo   Baird AEcommunity concerns for the medically fragile    

Guardian Tree Systems sarnia community foundation the judith & norman alix foundation

Building Patene Supplies rotary club of sarnia Sacwal Flooring Centres
catherine wilson foundation            Gore Mutual logo

Harold Ballard Foundation sarnia community foundation

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