JF&CS News December 2015

Michael joined CHAI Works in March 2011. He learned vital social, safety, coping, time management, and independent living skills. By the summer of 2014, he had gained the confidence necessary to move out of his parents' house into a JF&CS Collaborative Living Support House in Malden. He accesses his neighborhood independently, uses the RIDE to get to and from his daily activities, enjoys weekends with his peers at the house, and loves learning, reading, and taking photographs.

JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities reflect the values of individual autonomy, inclusion in the community, and continuity of care. We believe that personal identity is enhanced through achievement and we strive to empower individuals with disabilities through education and skill-building programs. JF&CS works to create meaningful and fulfilling opportunities that allow our participants to lead productive and integrated lives while boosting feelings of self-worth and confidence.

Did you know?
JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities completed the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) licensing and certification audit in the summer of 2015. The Disabilities Human Rights Committee commends the division, staff, and all involved who worked diligently during preparation and scored 100% in day and employment programming and 99% in residential services.