Day Services

9Mandy’s Farm helps individuals to explore opportunities to advance their employment, education, life skills, health, and well-being.

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
  • Vermicomposting
  • 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
  • Performing Arts with Blackout Theater

Mandy’s Adaptive Horsemanship:
20140801_115556Our  instructors and support staff work with our clients to build meaningful relationships with the horses they feed, handle, and ride.  Each individual in supported living or day services is provided access to horsemanship classes in which they are taught horse safety skills, confidence in handling and brushing, and how to ride.  We believe that horsemanship skills not only help clients develop physically, but also emotionally as they take on roles in caring for and directing the horses.

Mandy’s Therapeutic Pool:
7An outstanding 1,200-plus square foot aquatic center – with therapeutic temperatures, and wheelchair access – a tremendous resource for therapy, recreation, and fitness. We offer hours for a wide range of aqua therapy practices, classes, and private parties.

  • Indoor Pool – 20 x 40 feet – 26 person capacity
  • Depth range 3 feet to 8 feet
  • Fully certified and licensed
  • Available Year Round
  • Zero-depth entry ramp
  • Heated between 88-92 degrees
  • Private bathroom and changing room
  • Brominated – gentler on the skin

To schedule your private tour of our facilities, contact us