Description of Service
Capabilities Community Club, or Day Habilitation, is a member-led program that trains and reinforces skills that are critical to community integration and employment including self-advocacy, communication, and social interactions. Three tracks are defined that address the specific needs of people on varying employment paths: explorers, seekers, and workers.
Capabilities Day Habilitations or Community Clubs are day services provided to individuals who are either on a Medicaid Waiver or receive funding through their county board of Developmental Disability. Transportation is provided to and from the club through non-medical transportation. Those in the Community Clubs spend most of their time going on outings or volunteering at local businesses. Some individuals choose to focus on learning job skills to prepare for employment, others choose to learn more about employment and what that looks like and others choose to learn more about how to get involved in their communities and what hobbies and recreation they like to participate in. Individuals choose the outings they want to participate in based on a monthly calendar full of different options for the day! Most days, individuals pack their lunches, but sometimes, they get to go out to eat to a variety of local restaurants.
Here is a list of our current Day Habilitation programs:
*If you are interested in learning more about our Day Habilitation programs – please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org*
What does the Service Look Like?
In the morning, I’m picked up from home by a Capabilities staff person in a Capabilities van or small bus. All the vehicles have the Capabilities logo on them so I know I’m getting picked up by the right person These vehicles are all able to pick up people who use wheelchairs or who use walkers. They pick up some of the other people that attend the club with me and drive us to the Capabilities office. We have a few minutes each morning to get some coffee, use the computer, or socialize with our friends. Then we have a morning meeting in small groups to talk about what we are going to do that day. Then, we head out to do things like volunteer, go bowling, check out art exhibits, go to local fairs or festivals, talk to employers, go to the movies or go out to lunch. We do a lot of different things each week! If I really like something, I make sure to tell the staff so they know that I want to come back again. In the afternoon, we come back to Capabilities and have a few minutes to work on something we want to learn like math, reading, job applications, typing or we can do something relaxing like listen to music or play games on the tablet. When the day is over, we get back on the Capabilities vehicles and the staff takes us home.
BenefitsFor the Person Served: This service provides a variety of options for individuals to participate in their communities while helping them discover more about employment including if they are interested in and ready for employment.
For the Community: We volunteer and provide our assistance at different businesses all over the Capabilities Service Map.
For the Funding Source: Offers a fully inclusive service that can help individuals get more involved in their community or more job ready!