ViaQuest Day Services is very excited to launch a new program titled “Home Base”. The pilot locations for the program are the Valley View and Twinsburg Day Services (in Summit county as well as Cuyahoga county). Each location has a selected number of participants who have volunteered to be involved in this program. The groups are selected by staffing ratios and a desire to be out in the community. Twice a week each group will be involved in the community for the entire 5 hours of the program day. Some of the involvement will include fun activities, and continuing our program “giving back to our communities” through volunteering. Things being set up are pen pal programs with seniors in nursing and assisted living programs and visits to our veterans in hospitals and at their homes. The program will also include volunteering in the community for:
• Habitat for Humanity
• Animal Protective League
• local food banks and more!
Another important piece of the program is community employment. The groups will be touring a wide variety of different types of companies and possible employment opportunities. We will be sharing this information with our ViaQuest Employment Service division weekly to discuss the interests shown individually in the quest for gained employment in our communities.