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Day Services

Day programming nurtures independence, meaningful bonds, shared activity and self-esteem, and integrates individuals with barriers into the community. CWI operates the following 22 community sites where well-matched people are assisted in basic-skills education, recreation and arts-based activities as well as aspects of employment proficiencies and life-enhancing skills:

Community Helpers / Glens Falls

The individuals that participate in this program volunteer through various community outlets with an emphasis on structure, routine and beginning job skills. The members are eager and have an affinity for this work and the challenges it brings.

Eastpointe / Granville

Participants experience community integration, stimulating activities, and self-determination. Direct Support Professionals encourage volunteerism, socialization, bowling, skating, dining out, music, group discussion, crafts, flea markets, self-advocacy, gardening and bake sales.  Integrated clinical services are an essential part of these services.

Everts Avenue / Glens Falls

This program offers opportunities for individualized learning, socialization, community volunteering, promotes independence and recognizes achievement. Everts is particularly successful with individuals with a history of maladaptive behavioral challenges who benefit from a busy schedule.

Expressions / Queensbury

The arts are the focus of this program. The individuals participating in this program have an interest in cultural exploration. Most of their day is devoted to painting, bead work, computer graphics, dance and connecting with various artists in our local community. They also focus on nutritional and exercise topics to support physical fitness. For those individuals who have jobs, this program provides essential opportunities to maintain social connections and skills.

Generations / Queensbury

The individuals participating in this day service program represent a wide range of ages, but are alike in their abilities and their needs. Individual goals are achieved through the teaching of daily living skills as well as activities that promote community inclusion.  Integrated clinical services are an essential part of these services.

Glenwood / Hudson Falls

This program draws individuals who choose to experience life at a casual pace. Participants take pleasure in volunteering, walking, visiting cultural sites, shopping, socializing, dining out and participating in broadening activities among peers.

Helping Hands / Queensbury

Integrated clinical services play a large part in supporting Helping Hands’ individuals to accomplish personal goals.  Educational outings and the arts provide this program with the tools for personal growth and social connection.

Life Unlimited / Queensbury

This unique day program “without walls” at SUNY Adirondack assists young adults with disabilities to attend college among peers. Life Unlimited participants are matriculated students who are engaged in social settings, define and pursue personal goals and academic interests and consider their work and volunteer options. Student-participants are supported by CWI throughout their experience at SUNY Adirondack. This select and growing group can access resources on and off campus and share experiences, disappointments and triumphs with peers as they plan their next stage of life. Transportation is arranged.

 Midtown / South Glens Falls

This program is designed to offer young adults opportunities to develop employment readiness skills. This is an active group exploring employment and volunteer options, clinical services, recreational and social pursuits while striving for meaningful achievements.

New Beginnings / Granville

This small group of high-energy young adults eagerly participates in their community through volunteer, recreational and pre-vocational opportunities. They work on self-development and future long-range goals.

New Journeys / Queensbury

This setting offers young adults opportunities to learn and utilize community navigation skills in a structured environment as they access local resources for volunteering and increasing self-sufficiency.

Park Club / Hudson Falls

Relaxed outings, dancing, music, picnics, gardening and cultural events fill participants’ days. This program is ideal for people easing into retirement. Individuals’ input into plans is solicited, underlining the importance of their self-determination in daily life.

Pathways / Hudson Falls

This individualized program for young adults focuses on developing employment readiness. The individuals receive training in travel, tours of area companies, employer presentations as well as internships. The young adults also focus on self-sufficiency skills including budgeting, health and nutrition and safety awareness.  Integrated clinical services are an essential part of these services.

Quaker Road / Queensbury

Innovative and responsive to a diverse population, this site offers individual and group activities including volunteering, ceramics, baking and encourages visits to nearby downtown areas. Integrated clinical services are an essential part of these services.

Quaker West / Queensbury

Located near both the bike trail and Route 9, this site’s upbeat atmosphere encourages dancing, music, socialization, volunteering and games. Individualized attention and small-group activities as well as clinical support are emphasized.

Schroon River / Warrensburg

Conveniently located for residents of the North Country. Participants managing multiple challenges engage in sensory and motor activities, basic skills education, socialization, art projects and group dining. The beauty of the North Country is a tranquil but stimulating setting for outings. Community interaction is a key focus.