Valley Action's Day Program supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to develop work, leisure and life skills. Supports are provided to help individuals reach their potential and/or obtain a higher level of independence. Supports may include vocational training, employment experiences, life skills, socialization and recreation. Programs are designed to support the individual needs of the participants we serve. Some are designed for individuals who have limited motor and sensory development. Programming emphasizes basic living skills, socialization and recreation.
Although some activities may be of a productive nature, they are secondary to the primary goal of maximizing an individual's potential in the community setting. Participants develop work and social skills until they are able either to reach their potential level of independence or obtain competitive employment. Our Day Program offers a wide range of program options that range from full-time to part-time and provide opportunities in both centre-based and community-based environments.
Our Day Program supports approximately 40 people on a daily basis. Participants commonly attend the program from 8:30 to 3:30 each week day. Recreational outings are common, as are hot meal programs, themed events and specialized programming.
Participants are able to access exercise equipment, craft items and participate in recycling activities.
Our sensory room is a favorite place for many of our participants. It's specialized equipment, seating and lights is a full sensory experience that is appreciated by everyone in the program.
Access to this program requires an assessment and an application. For more information, or for a tour, please contact Valley Action's main office at 232-4879.