Habilitation and Community Integration
Adult Habilitation – Offers supervised activities to adults with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES (IDD) to obtain enjoyment through socialization and companionship. Most activities are provided in community settings such as dining for lunch, shopping, exercising, and riding public transportation. Activities provided in our center include, but are not limited to arts and crafts, music therapy, computer skills, and Tai Chi.
Pre-Vocational Habilitation – Provides adult individuals with IDD the opportunities to learn job and social skills for transitioning into future employment. Through various volunteer training sites, individuals learn grocery bagging, simple sewing, packaging, and janitorial tasks among other competencies while developing better hand-eye coordination.
Our staff continuously survey the community for suitable jobs available for people with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES (IDD). Strive’s supported employment specialist analyzes and breaks down tasks required, then trains job coaches. When employment is secured, a job coach is provided until the participant is comfortable performing their job duties. Individuals who participate in this program are employed in businesses such as hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, and recycling centers. Strive also has mobile crews performing janitorial jobs.
Supported Independent Living
Strive supports inclusive communities where all people are valued and included. People with intellectual and developmental disABILITIES (IDD) may need support to be engaged and active citizens. Strive provides staff to assist individuals with IDD and help them reach their personal goals. Each person’s yearly plan addresses capabilities in areas such as health and safety, money management, community integration, and daily living skills. Strive helps people with disABILITIES to become as independent as possible including living in their own homes and apartments throughout the community.
Miller Manor Community Home
Since 1982 Strive has offered a home in the community for six ladies with developmental disABILITIES. A neat white cottage beautifully decorated in an upscale neighborhood, Miller Manor is a home where each resident has their own bedroom. At least once a year, the staff meets with each lady to develop and review an Independent Program Plan. Addressing areas of self-help that will increase the residents’ skills for living more independently, each person is progressing toward their individual goals, helping to plan and cook meals, and working with others to handle household responsibilities. The ladies are also active in the community participating in events such as going to dinner, movies and festivals, walking for Breast Cancer awareness, and much more.