Day Habilitation Services

Supporting active, fulfilling lives for adults with disabilities.

Advocates believes that independence is one of the most important attributes of a satisfying life, and we create support systems that encourage this for adults with disabilities in our Day Habilitation services at the Life Skills & Learning Center.

We design a wide range of activities and therapies to meet each individual’s personal needs and goals, in partnership with them and their families. Our experienced staff provides support for adults with cognitive, physical, or sensory disabilities, with an emphasis on self-direction, communication, community participation, health and wellness, relationships, safety, and recreation. We also coordinate nursing, occupational, physical, and speech therapies on site.

Perhaps most importantly, Day Habilitation gives individuals the opportunity to live fulfilling, joyful, and purposeful lives, and the ability to advocate for themselves. From cooking and fitness to gardening and art, there is no lack of activities to choose from to build skills and invest in personal growth.

No matter an individual’s needs, the Advocates team at Day Habilitation is ready to work with each person one on one to develop a personal plan for a fulfilling and active life.
 

Eligibility

Adults with developmental disabilities age 18 and older who qualify for MassHealth are eligible to participate in our Day Habilitation program. Private pay opportunities are available. Please call our staff to discuss your needs.

 

 

Advocates Day Habilitation Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Related News/Updates

Life Skills & Learning Center May Update

An Update from Advocates Life Skills and Learning Center 

 

Welcome spring and warm sunshine! Recently, even more friends joined us back at Advocates Life Skills and Learning Center! As of April, 65% of our members have returned to in-person services. Those participating in remote services are highly encouraged to join our daily Zoom programming. It is always good to see friends!

Eight new staff members recently joined the day services team, and we're excited to have them on board! As more friends join us in person, we are working closely with our recruitment team to highlight day services job openings.

With the warmer weather, exciting opportunities are on the horizon! We are eager to start tending to our community and program gardens, volunteering at Unity Farm, and having more fun day excursions.

Many individuals in our employment program have returned to work, while others are beginning new adventures. To help our friends stay educated about COVID-19 protocols, we're offering a new training program focused on social distancing, mask wearing, best ways to greet and interact with peers, and more.

We continue to work closely with our funders and sister agencies to secure the future of day services. We don’t anticipate changes to our social distancing requirements any time soon, thus not allowing for many more friends to rejoin us on site. Remote services will likely end at the end of 2021, when the state of emergency is complete. With enhanced funding for day services concluding at the end of May, we appreciate any outreach and advocacy to express the continued need for additional funding to continue to provide day services and support the staff that care for your loved one.

 

 

Sincerely, 

Elizabeth Bardasz
Senior Director of Developmental and Brain Injury Day Services

 

Life Skills and Learning Center April Update

We continue to provide on-site services to more than 100 people, with our remaining friends participating in remote services, including virtual and in-person home visits. We are thrilled to share that 90% of Day Services staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Read on for the latest news, events, and resources.