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ALIVE Programs

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The ALIVE program is designed to increase the quality of life for program participants by providing individualized opportunities. These opportunities enable attendees to become more independent, advocate for themselves and others, and enjoy a greater involvement in the communities in which they belong.

Participants receive a variety of services including individual assessment of needs and ongoing skills training. They also obtain instruction and personal assistance that enables them to engage in activities and community outings of their own choosing to enrich and fulfill their lives.

ALIVE participants may need assistance with eating, restrooming, and other activities of daily living, but should not have a medical condition that severely limits their ability to attend program regularly, nor one which poses a danger during regular program activities.
ALIVE participants want to access community recreational and social activities and develop skills towards increased independence. To make this possible, they: Fishing
  • Receive mobility training to travel as independently as possible in the community and learn to utilize local Paratransit services when needed.
  • Learn to access all available resources (internet, phones etc.) to suggest activities and keep up with events in the communities they belong.
  • Develop social skills to better connect with peers, staff, and the greater community.
  • Are provided instruction and skill practices aimed at negotiating with other programs and services to gain desired outcomes.
  • Learn to advocate for themselves and others.
  • Gain confidence through active participation in activities.
  • Plan and prepare meals from the grocery store to the dinner table.
  • Learn to manage their own finances and live within a budget.
  • Volunteer or gain paid work in their local community

Areas that consumer driven activities and outings develop skills in include:
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Understanding Local Resources
  • Health and Safety Trainings
  • Survival Skills
  • Computer Learning
  • Telephone Skills
  • Mobility Training
  • Women & Men's health
  • Volunteerism
  • Work Skills
  • Public Transportation / Paratransit
  • Social Skills Training
  • Social Networking
  • Community College Courses
  • Financial Management
  • Cooking / Nutrition
  • Sexuality Awareness
  • Consumer Action Committee
  • Outings to many Bay Area locations
  • Special Community Activities / Events
  • Artistic Expression
  • Sensory Involvement
  • Wellness Training
  • Gardening and Horticulture Skills
  • Advocacy and Self Advocacy
  • Legislative Outreach and Awareness
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