We receive sub-contract jobs from businesses in the community by competing with other packaging companies. A few of the companies we do sub-contract work for are DLS Lawn & Garden/Venture Products, Chef Craft Corporation and Cornell Communication. One of the main reasons we have been so successful is our high level of quality control.
Case Management and Social Services are provided for each person attending the program. The case manager is an essential link between the program, client, therapists, residence and other community services. Families of our clients appreciate the individualized care each person receives and 98% of our families surveyed gave Eisenhower Center an outstanding rating.
The Day Service Program is designed to provide an activity environment for people who do not have the skills or desire to participate in the Facilities Based Prevocational Program established by this agency. Participants will receive day services in a small group or class format. They will be engaged in a wide variety of activities including: adult daily living skills, current events, home and personal safety, mobility and exercise, socialization skills, functional education, basic financial skills, citizenship and local politics, music appreciation, arts and crafts activities, and etc. The options for small group activities are endless. People that choose to add a work component on a part-time basis are allowed to do so. We want our people to develop more skills in the community so they become more independent and require less assistance in their daily lives.
Our Educational Department offers an array of opportunities to our participants. Each client is assessed twice a year and classes are chosen based on client need and desire. Classes are held in small groups, as well as individually. We offer classes in daily living skills, cooking, arts and crafts, music, computer skills and community outings. Community outings are very popular for some of our participants because oftentimes Eisenhower Center is their only door to the outside world. One of our participants had the opportunity to go anywhere in the community he wanted. He chose to spend the day at Wal*Mart. He and the Vocational Instructor wheeled his chair up each and every aisle before making his purchase decisions. For this client, that day was a wonderful opportunity.