The SCACL Day Program offers a range of activities that involve people with developmental disabilities with their own peer group and with the community as a whole. Involving individuals in their community allows them to expand their citizenship and may present vocational opportunities to those interested in work. Programming is designed to minimize social isolation and to develop skills. The activities provide opportunities for self esteem and skill development through vocational, educational, recreational and social programming. Partners in programming include Community Living BC, Persephone Farms Ltd., School District #46 and Vancouver Coastal Health. Goals of the program:
- To expand each individual participants role in the community
- To build relationships based on commonality
- To assist participants towards self determination, responsibility and independence with respect to individual social needs
SCACL offers a number of Day Services that are intended to minimize social isolation and develop skills. There a few programs in our Day Services that each address unique needs.
Day Program – Community Inclusion
SCACL offers community inclusion activities through its global day program. From Monday to Friday staff support individuals in life skill development, recreational activities, pre-vocational activities and social development. A community kitchen, music programs, NIA/fitness classes, recycling, gardening, swimming and regular community outings are all examples of weekly options offered to individuals. Participants are referred to the program by Community Living B.C.
SCACL offers staff outreach support to individuals that live independently or semi-independently in the community. Supports include assistance with banking, housekeeping, budgeting, shopping and meal preparation. Individuals are referred to this program through Community Living B.C.
Bridges is a staffed day support program for adults that may be older or who prefer a relaxed environment to interact with their peers. The program offers varied activities such as crafts, music, games and cooking. Participants are referred by Community Living B.C.