Community Connections

The Community Connections program provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to volunteer and access their community by using their interests and likes matched with community opportunities.

People with disabilities sometimes face a variety of obstacles which can discourage their full enjoyment of such activities. Our Community Connections’ program is designed to overcome these challenges and make it possible for individuals to become full participants in their community with all the benefits and responsibilities.

In the individual’s planning process, they identify services and activities they would enjoy and the supports they need to make their participation possible. They are also asked how they would like to volunteer in their community to make it an even better place to live and work. The Community Connections’ program provides individuals the necessary supports and opportunities to explore their interests.

What community opportunities are available?

There are so many choices available that fits about everyone’s interests and likes. Currently, there are many on-going community social activities available to participate in such as:

  • Local libraries
  • Fitness centers
  • Senior centers
  • Bowling leagues
  • Sports events
  • Public parks
  • Shopping centers
  • Restaurants
  • Movies
  • Concerts
  • Community art and music classes
  • Group tours and outings

Thriving communities produce active citizens who are willing to support and promote many of these same service programs. Individuals often choose to spend their community time giving back to help others. Currently, we are involved in 48 volunteer sites… all developed and designed around each person’s skills and interests.

Some volunteer sites which program participants have chosen to support include:

  • Humane Society
  • Head Start
  • Community churches
  • Senior centers
  • Senior nutrition programs
  • Public parks
  • Community beautification
  • Nursing homes
  • Community theatre

WE love to support you in the things YOU love to do!