COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Our community support provides a varied program of activities which emphasize empowerment, independence, and expression.

The Community support program focuses on the development and growth of skills promoting self determination, independence, self sufficiency, self-advocacy, socialization, and the adaptive skills necessary for successful integration into community settings. Our activities provide individuals with opportunities to develop personal relationships with others in their local communities and to learn, practice, and apply life skills that promote greater independence and community inclusion.

The Community Support Program aims to provide support with the fundamentals of living a balanced and fulfilled life. Participants learn about and practice self-advocacy, social etiquette, impulse control, personal hygiene, and personal safety. The program provides focused and detailed skill practice in areas such as reading, writing, math, science and academic areas. The Community Support Program provides movement, fun, learning, and a sense of accomplishment. Our participants have the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreational activities such as art and creative expression, music, wood working, winter and summer sports, yoga classes, and hiking.

The Community Support Program also provides opportunities for community engagement and inclusion through service and integration such as volunteering at the Fish Food Bank and other local businesses or outings to parks to provide riverside garbage clean-up. The program regularly engages in enriching outings such as attending art classes at Gallery One, exploring the Yakima Trampoline Park and Ellensburg Racquet and Recreational Center, adventuring on annual optional trips to Seattle, and visiting surrounding libraries, parks, museums and other local community activities and events.

All of these activities help our participants develop and strengthen social and life skills used to make community connections, encourage engagement with their peers and their environments, increase independence, and promote the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of our participants.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending or have any questions regarding our recreational services please contact our Program Director, Heather Odenthal, at heather@thetrelliscenter.com