On July 1, 2019, Family Resource Center began providing day habilitation services to 32 clients who were formerly enrolled in FRC’s Recreational Services Program.
FRC’s day habilitation program is specifically designed for individuals who have mental health issues, brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, or physical disabilities. Services offered include assistance with the following life skills:
The day hab program is offered in a group setting, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Shari Kitt, Day Habilitation Program Director, said, “This program is very focused on getting our clients out into the community to volunteer in many different capacities, to participate in outings, and to interact with others while developing their socialization skills and many other competencies needed to function to the best of their abilities in everyday life.”
FRC’s Day Habilitation Program clients practice these new skills by volunteering in the Carroll community; helping at the local Animal Rescue Center, cleaning several local businesses, and cooking at the Day Hab location at 104 W. 6th Street in Carroll. Kitt said plans are also being considered for the Day Hab clients to read to children in some of the local daycare centers.
Tim Nichols, FRC Executive Director, said, “We believe this shift from our former Recreational Services Program into our new Day Habilitation Program rounds out our continuum of services for this special group of clients.”
Joellen Buerckley, FRC Chief Operating Officer added, “Day Hab is a ‘win-win’ for the community and each of the individuals in this program because they are continually developing new skills by interacting with others in many different scenarios, and local businesses are reaping the rewards of their volunteerism.”
For more information on these services, call Shari Kitt, Day Habilitation Program Director, at (712) 775-2504.