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Community Inclusion Impact
Clients Served in 2022
Years of Service
Our Community Inclusion program provides individualized services for community members with disabilities who have tried Individual Supported Employment for a period of at least 9 months, or who are 62 years of age or older, to help them fully experience their communities through engaging in public activities and volunteer opportunities.
Our Community Inclusion program has been providing individualized services for community members with disabilities who have tried Individual Supported Employment for a period of at least 9 months, or who are 62 years of age or older, to help them fully experience their communities through engaging in public activities and volunteer opportunities that are enjoyable to them.
Participants served by this program engage in a myriad of activities that enrich their lives and strengthen the community. From bowling with friends to volunteering at the humane society, our clients receive individualized support to help them pursue and achieve their goals.
Activities will provide opportunities to develop relationships and to learn, practice, and apply skills that result in greater independence and community inclusion. These services may be authorized instead of, or alongside employment support. This includes…
- Engaging in the fun and meaningful activities that are typically experienced by the general public.
- Planning an Individual Program Plan for each participant that is reviewed every six months.
- Developing personal associations and relationships typically developed in the community that enhance their quality and security of life.
- Participating in clubs, organizations, and civic activities.
- Accessing volunteer activities, using public transportation.
- Assisting with referrals to the appropriate agencies and other agreed-upon services.
Individuals who would like to participate in this program should contact their Case Manager with DDA and ask if they are eligible for the service.
If you are not yet a DDA client, you can go to https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/consumers-and-families/eligibility to determine if you qualify for DDA services, and apply. Once you have a DDA case manager, they will send Concerned Citizens a referral.
For more information about our Community Inclusion Program, please contact Program Director Misty Parkhurst-Gates.
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@ (360) 640-8447
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