HMEA Day Services offer two programs with the goal of helping people become active members of their communities through employment volunteering and community membership. We believe that it is important that the people supported at HMEA spend their workweek in a productive and meaningful way, and that services are based on the unique needs and preferences of each individual.
If you have questions or want more information about Day Services please don’t hesitate to contact Stephanie Guitard, Vice President of Day Services at (508) 298-1135 or email her at email@example.com.
The Employment Programs
HMEA’s Employment Programs provides people with disabilities the opportunity to pursue meaningful employment either on a full- or part-time basis. For people in the Employment Program who work part-time, HMEA encourages volunteering for community organizations, or leisure and recreation activities to supplement their day.
Staff provides people who participate in the Employment Program the necessary assistance to secure gainful employment or volunteer opportunities. The assistance includes vocational skills assessment, job identification, job placement and training. The goal of the Employment Program is to be community-based and that those who are in the program spend the majority of their time in their communities involved in activities that are of interest to them. Three of HMEA’s Employment Programs; Millbury, Plainville and Sterling also have community accessible Redemption Centers, where training and employment opportunities are provided for people HMEA supports at those programs. These programs accept clean bottles and cans for recycling within their respective communities.
HMEA’s Employment Programs serve people 22 years of age and older who live within the commuting distance of program locations in: Hopedale, Millbury, Plainville and Sterling.
The Day Habilitation Programs
HMEA’s Day Habilitation Programs provides individually directed services designed to increase independent living, good health and satisfaction with one’s life. The focus is to help people identify skill areas that are of interest to them, ensure personal well being and assist people to become more involved in community activities. These programs foster growth in community integration, relationship building, social and communication skills, activities for daily living and recreational activities.
HMEA’s Day Habilitation programs provide on-site nursing, speech/language therapy, as well as physical and occupational therapy.
Services are offered to people 22 years of age and older with significant challenges who live within commuting distance of program locations in North Attleboro, Bellingham, Millbury Plainville, and Sterling.