“I enjoy going out in the community and using the train”
-Andre Africa (participant)
“I like to work and dance Zumba.”
-Sonia Martinez (participant)
Ventures is a community based program designed with groups of three individuals and a Community Team Leader. Ventures offers 100% supervision and is solely based in the community. Each group of individuals is geographically close to each other and many activities take place in surrounding cities near their residence. Ventures also offers work training in the form of part time paid employment for those individuals that are interested in working in the community. Every group participates in some type of volunteer work: In places such as meals on wheels, local public libraries, food banks, retirement centers and churches to name a few.
In Ventures, participants learn safety skills, self-advocacy, mobility training and socialization skills. The clients are encouraged to help create the weekly schedule with their community Team Leader; incorporating their hobbies and interests.