Choices Adult Day Program
This year-round, 5 day per week program, provides a safe place for adults with developmental disabilities to go to increase life skills in areas such as: personal hygiene, health and fitness, personal and environmental safety, social skills, meal preparation, cooking, community integration and self-advocacy. In addition, volunteer opportunities in the community and activities to increase job readiness are also offered.
The primary focus of the Residential Program is to assist individuals with obtaining and maintaining their highest level of independence and to provide opportunities for full inclusion into the community. In addition, medical services provided by a registered nurse, are available to all qualifying participants in our Residential Program.
Imagine a life without any social interaction or recreational activities… doesn’t sound like much fun does it? Laughing with friends, going to fun places and engaging in recreational activities are not only enjoyable, they are essential to living a healthy and meaningful life! Participating in these activities makes us feel connected, accepted and capable.
Research shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans with disabilities want to work, yet only a third participate in the labor force. A gap in employment opportunities and labor participation has long existed between those living with disabilities and those without disabilities. WCHS believes that people with disabilities can and should be included in everyday life, including work, which has led to our growing interest in closing this gap.
WCHS provides transportation for all participants in Day and Residential Programs and for some individuals in the county who work at TEMCO Sheltered Workshop. In addition, transportation is provided for all social and recreation activities and for Special Olympic trainings and games outside of the county.
The primary mission statement of WCHS is to develop an array of community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and to assure these services will be provided in an effective, efficient and accountable manner. As we grow and continue to serve the residents in our county, we recognize the need for even more support programs and services. Our goal is to back our mission with action by developing programming to help all individuals reach their fullest potential, as well as, provide support to their families.