Frequently Asked Questions


Founded in 1994, Lifestyles serves over 400 developmentally disabled individuals with a variety of vocational and recreational opportunities on Staten Island. Lifestyles programs strive to help these individuals access needed services, achieve fulfillment through positive work experiences and enjoy life through travel and entertainment. These programs allow our individuals to explore not only Staten Island but other New York City boroughs, counties throughout New York State and other states along the eastern seaboard. Lifestyles programs include Day Habilitation, Respite, Community Habilitation, Opportunities for People Through Services (OPTS) and Employment Options & Services.

Monday Through Friday – 12 Months A Year.

This Program Runs Through The Summer – We Do Break For Legal Holidays (A Schedule Is Disseminated At The Beginning Of Every Year).

Program runs Monday through Thursday (Sept-Early August), two opportunities a week. We also offer Weekend Trips.

The Program Hours Are 9 Am – 3 Pm.

Transportation Is Provided To And From The Program.

Staffing Ratio Is 1:3 Or 1:4.

NO, We Do Not Provide Clinical Services – We Can Connect You With An Agency That Does Provide Clinical Services And Do Our Best To Accommodate Service Providers During Our Program Hours.

We Have Programs Where Participants Work And Volunteer In The SI Community.

Yes, Please Contact Us To Check Availability.

We Do Not Provide Free Meals; Participants May Bring Their Lunch Or Frequent Our Café At Their Own Expense. We Provide A $10 Credit Each Month To Our Day Habilitation Participants.

Staff Turnover Is Typically Low – We Believe In Staff Continuity Throughout Our Programs.

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