At The MENTOR Network, we know that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities want to spend their days achieving new goals, interacting with others, and enjoying meaningful activities. Our Day Programs, some of which have unique themes such as art programs and coffee shops run by individuals served, offer a wide variety of structured activities, supportive therapy, and opportunities for skill-building that enrich the lives of those we serve. All of this occurs in local neighborhoods, offering each adult the chance to make new friends and take part in their communities.
We offer center- and community-based day programs that serve individuals who live in our residential programs—including our Host Homes and Community-based Residences—as well as those who live with family, independently or with other providers.
Individualized Activities and Support
Each individual’s day is uniquely structured so they can participate in the activities that are important to them. Program staff convene intake meetings with each participant and their circle of support to develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and get to know their interests, hobbies and personality, as well as vocational interests and goals.
Our modern locations provide areas for large group activities, as well as private therapy rooms—including Snoezelen rooms, which offer specialized equipment and materials for sensory therapy—where individuals can work on personalized goals. Program participants regularly attend community outings, including trips to museums, parks and community events.
Our Day Programs assist individuals in achieving personal goals and accessing services, including:
- Personal safety awareness
- Vocational skills
- Independent living skills
- Positive behavioral supports
- Communication skills
- Anger management
- Decision making
- Mobility training
- Sensory development
- Volunteer work
- Obtaining paid employment
- Attending college
In addition to traditional day programs, The Network offers several programs with unique themes as well as the Clubhouse Model, where programs are run by members for members. These programs include the Brooklyn Arts Space in Oregon, where members have opportunities to create and sell their own works of art, woodworking and landscaping programs in Ohio and more. No matter the setting or theme, our staff provide flexible and person-centered services to meet a wide range of needs.
Contact your local office for more information about The MENTOR Network’s Day Programs.