LIFESTYLES FOR THE DISABLED INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   102 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Job Training, Human Services

Location: 930 Willowbrook Rd Bldg 12G Staten Island NY 10314 USA

Mission: The mission of Lifestyles for the Disabled is to provide quality learning experiences that will enable all consumers regardless of their present disabilities to become productive members of society and live their lives with dignity and as independently as possible.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great program that helps those who are disabled. It is necessary to support those who does good deeds like this.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No experience yet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more awareness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

this program is one of the coolest things ive ever seen, joel runs a very fun show and really helps out the people. the world needs good people like this in this world. if anyone deserves a break, its lifestyles radio

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through working with stand up comedy with joel

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it more known to all

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This program is simply amazing. its a very welcoming environment that takes Developmentally disabled adults and provides them with a daily program filled with different groups to best fit the clients abilities and preference, giving them compensation for the work done. the staff are extremely loving, and really do care for the clients as the clients enjoy their staff. Not only is it a hard working environment but a bonding experience. The clients really enjoy coming each day, where they spend time with their peers ,and improve their skills to be the best that they can be in life. Every friday in the summer we provide a BBQ for the clients and hold a dance party and karaoke to celebrate a good weeks work has once again been accomplished.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the clients grow as they learn new skills socially and technically. They are constantly improving through each days work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i can honestly say that there is nothing significant that i would change in this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, met many new friends in the staff and the clients, helps you better to understand the developmentally disabled and appreciate them.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

this is the type of experience that makes you feel amazing at the end of the day. It is a very rewarding , for you know and feel that you made a difference to these wonderful people

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lifestyles for the disabled is a fantastic program that allows disabled adults to contribute to the community. They have a great time and seem to feel responsible and happy in what they are doing.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with developmentally disabled people and it's so great to see others take an avid interest in helping others become independent members of the community, not only socially but as empowered individuals. Thanks Joel for giving us inspiration to do more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I know lifestyles through my sister who works with autistic children. This is a wonderful program to help them integrate into the community. Definitely a special program to be a part of!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My sister works with autistic children in home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

amazing charity doing great things! Pleased to volunteer!

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all the programs they offer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing, great job!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This is an awesome charity that is helping so many people. They are doing a great job! It was a pleasure volunteering.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the satisfaction of making a difference in somebody's life

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Lifestyles is a wonderful program that allows disabled adults to contribute to the community in which they reside. It is a pleasure to see them contributing and have a sense of self worth. It would be a shame to not have the funds to allow these adults to contribute in a way that makes them feel good about themselves. Lifestyles does an amazing job of this and you can see it in the smiles and laughter of the clients.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow more funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful program that allows the disabled to have a purpose in a community in which they reside. I am greatful that their are others who care like myself.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow them to have constant funding.

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