Our services are designed to help individuals identify, develop, and achieve their goals. Our pre-vocational Day Services program offers access to all of our amenities spread across three sites, including our fully-operational barn, therapeutic pool, orchard, cold frame greenhouses, gardens, and the Appaloosa Art Space facility.
In addition to workshops and daily activities that take place on site, our Day Services program focuses on offering community access in which clients are able to form meaningful relationships in the community. Clients take part in service learning, farmer’s market sales, and extensive recreational activities (shopping, visiting restaurants, viewing work in local galleries, hosting community art events and workshops, exploring museums, etc.) that offer opportunities for building life skills and new experiences in the community.
Mandy’s Day Services values the Employment First principle, and strongly values the belief that everyone can work. We see Day Services as an opportunity to identify individual’s skills and interests in order to develop integrated work in the community. Many of our workshops and daily activities are designed to help pinpoint areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
Day Services are provided to individuals on weekdays from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Clients are welcome to select days of service based on their individual schedules.
Each month, clients are given a calendar that shows the daily workshops and activities that will be offered based on season, client goals, and activities that comprise client’s Meaningful Day. Based on this calendar, each day clients are offered several “tracks,” consisting of a morning and afternoon workshop or event, from which to choose their daily activities.
Career Exploration Workshops including:
- Service Learning
- Employment 101
- Adaptive Gardening
- Farmer’s Market Sales
- Social Skills Groups
- Literacy Workshops
Additional Workshops including:
- Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Printmaking)
- Animal Husbandry and Adaptive Horsemanship
- Fitness (Yoga, Swimming, Community Walks, Dance)
- Community Recreation (Movies, Bowling, Restaurants)
- Coffee Club
- Sign Language Workshops
- Cooking Workshops
- Music Workshops