Community Participation Services Program
This program enhances the opportunity for individuals to seek and enjoy the benefits of greater community involvement and room to grow independently within the community setting. In conjunction with Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs, this program aims to help individuals increase the potential for competitive employment, build natural supports, increase independence, experience meaningful community participation and develop social relationships.
Everyone, regardless of abilities, should have access to, choice of, and an opportunity to participate in a full range of community activities. All individuals have the capacity to participate in a range of community activities when provided the opportunity and appropriate supports. Participation in this program enhances the opportunity for individuals to seek and enjoy the benefits of greater community involvement.
We promote planned activities on community excursions. Three individuals participate in a planned activity with the supervision of one staff person. HCOC provides transportation. Costs associated with the activities are the responsibility of the individual.
Examples of some of the community activities:
- Field trips and tours of local businesses
- Training in the use of public transportation
- Library activities
- Physical activity through sports and walking trails at local parks
- Volunteer opportunities