Day Habilitation

The mission of Lifestyles is to provide a quality learning experience for all of the individuals we serve. Our comprehensive instructional programs strive to enable all participants to live their lives with independence and dignity.
Our programs strive to enrich the lives of developmentally disabled adults by helping them access needed services, achieve fulfillment through positive work experiences, and enjoy life through travel and entertainment opportunities.
Lifestyles is committed to supporting the development and implementation of programs which will enable each participant to reach their quality of life goals. Community inclusion is the hallmark of the Lifestyles experience. Our goal is to promote individuality and productivity in the participants daily life.
Lifestyles achieves these goals through innovative programming, a highly professional staff, dedicated family involvement and strong community relationships. At Lifestyles, our focus is on the individual, their abilities and their independence!
The Day Habilitation program participants engage in services based on their individualized needs, preferences and goals. Personalized activities and supports enable the participant to live, work, socialize and participate in the community.
Lifestyles Day Hab services are provided at two main sites, the Willowbrook campus and at the LEC (Lifestyles Educational Center), as well as, numerous other locations including the SI Zoo, Coral Island Shopping Plaza, Staten Island Tech HS, to name a few. Participants work in groups to maintain grounds, gardens, and neighborhood spaces, clean churches, offices, and provide services to help seniors.
The Day Hab program offers a diverse creative arts program. Participants create beautiful handcrafted items, among them are: jewelry, artwork, wreaths, note cards and crocheted items. Participants in the music program learn to sing, drum and increase their knowledge of music. A dance program offers movement and dance technique.
Lifestyles Caffe is open to the public Monday – Friday for breakfast and lunch. Participants learn culinary skills needed to cook, plan healthy meals, and serve patrons. The Caffe caters special events for both staff and the general community.

The Willowbrook Campus offers programs in the following areas:

  • Community Partnerships (SI Zoo, Snug Harbor, Richmond Town).
  • Woodworking and finishing.
  • Greenhouse gardening skills.
  • Media Instruction.
  • Lifestyles Caffe.
  • Culinary Skills.
  • Recycling Program.
  • Physical Fitness and Recreation.
  • Aquatic fitness and instruction.
  • College Partnerships (Empire, St John’s, Wagner).

The Lifestyles Educational Center offers programs in the following areas:

  • Roadies
  • Fine Arts
  • Young Gems
  • Sensory Room
  • Creative Arts
  • Ceramics & Painting
  • Music
  • Community Activities Program
  • Mentors in Training/ Social Skills
  • College Partnerships (Empire, St John’s, Wagner)
  • Physical Fitness & Recreation
  • SEA Program (Specialized Environmental Alternatives)
  • Leisure Program
  • Library

For more information and a campus visit and tour, please contact the Intake Department at 718-983-5351 ext. 258.

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