QCRS Inc. has a long history of providing leadership and services for people with intellectual disabilities. In 1976, the organization had its inception under the name of CARS (Charlottetown Area Residential Services), opening its first group home situated on St. Peters Road. As the years went by, QCRS Inc. expanded by opening new group homes and also taking over the operation of group homes previously run by the Provincial Government. By 1982, QCRS Inc., was operating five group homes and a supervised room and board program and apartment program.
In 1985, the CARS Board resigned due to insufficient resources and the Provincial Government took over operation of the program under the new name, QCRS Inc. During that time, services were expanded with the development of the Alternate Living Program, now known as the Community Supports Program (1998).
In 1988, the program was returned to community operation and a new board was formed. In the following years, QCRS Inc. continued with the provision of high quality services, with the addition of a small options program in the mid 1990’s. Over the past two years, the agency has taken over the operation of Life Bridge and we have added 3 new small option homes. QCRS Inc. continues to grow and develop in an attempt to respond to the growing needs of the community.
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