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Our program, located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, provides training in both work-related and life skills for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The program offers volunteer, as well as paid opportunities, for small work groups. For individuals whose goal is employment, our Vocational Go Group (VGG) delivers job training and job exploration.

Our catering business, Huckleberry Kitchen, provides job training and paid work as does our Nifty Thrift Store.
 
 
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Futures participants want to access community recreational and social activities and develop skills towards increased independence. To make this possible, they:
 
  • 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.
 
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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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