DAY HABILITATION WITHOUT WALLS (DHWW)

 

Mercy Drive, Inc.’s Day Habilitation Without Walls Program believes that people who have Disabilities also have many Abilities. In order for Individuals to fully realize their potential and ultimately lead more independent lives it is our Mission to achieve the Valued Outcomes of each participant, with the highest quality of service. Our Program stands apart in providing highly Individualized programming within a community setting which emphasizes social skills development, independent life skills training, health and fitness support, vocational preparation, fine arts and music aspirations and utilization of the community as a learning and living environment. We provide door to door transportation for each participant, who spends the day in the community volunteering, participating and engaging in various activities.The objective of the program focuses on the interests and strengths of each individual, while providing the support they need to succeed. The program offers Group Day Habilitation Services, but also can provide one to one when necessary for an individualized experience. The Day Habilitation Without Walls staff provide support by teaching, assisting and encouraging growth and development in the individual’s community. Our DHWW Programs are offered in both our Queens and Bronx locations.

Recreation
At Mercy Drive Inc. Recreation serves as one of the vehicles towards cognitive growth and behavioral modification for its clientele. Orchestrated in an accommodated sized Day Habilitation Without Walls Program, professional and experienced staff will cater to the needs of its individuals in implemented Therapeutic Recreational programs. Each activity is especially designed according to one’s capability with a designated time frame towards their set goal, along with daily and monthly monitored documentation. Activities will include but are not limited to, Music, Arts and Crafts, Daily Discussion Groups, Sensory Stimulation and Fun with Game Programs. In accordance to the “Without Walls Program”, Recreation will provide Outdoor Activities such as, Movie Theaters, Meet and Greet at Nursing Homes and Hospitals, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs, Soup Kitchens, Meals on Wheels Program and other Vocational and Recreational Outings. Recreation at Mercy Drive Inc. is highly respected and supported in opening the pathways towards its Individual’s daily growth and shall continue its successes in years to come.

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