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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

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.

Programs: Day habilitation program:(serving developmentally disabled adults 21 years and older). Provides assistance to program participants through the acquisition, retention and improvement of self help, socialization and adaptive skills. These services are delivered in a non-residential setting separate from the person's home residence. Service program participants are rendered in the following program areas: full service cafe, commercial green house, fully functioning transition house, commercial laundry center, craftsmanship workshop, computer training center, on-line radio station, and in the surrounding community (via community beautification, fitness, office cleaning and housekeeping programs). The additional sub-programs that operate out of these areas are the following: senior leisure, multi environmental experiences (mee) serving our seniors (sos), "zumba fitness", mentoring program (mit), music appreciation, pet therapy, recreational swimming, etc. Day habilitation operates year round, monday - through - friday (excluding holidays,9am-3pm).

respite waiver program: (serving developmentally disabled adults 21 years and older. ) provides program participants with the opportunity to have fun while building needed social communication and adl skills with their peers in a variety of settings in the community. Examples of such outings include: attending local sporting events, visiting local cultural venues, etc. Additional extensive opportunities are afforded to program participants on weekends that include trips to the following states: p

medicaid service coordination: (serving developmentally disabled individuals of all ages)assists program participants with navigating the medicaid system and accessing needed services. Program participants and their families are given access to service coordination to ensure that valued outcomes are established and objectives achieved. Qualified medicaid serive coordinators use a person-centered approach to develop, implement and maintain an individualized service plan(isp). The medicaid service

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

a co-worker of mine, Michael Romano, his brother Frankie attends LIFESTYLES. From what I ehar Frankie loves the program, looks forward to it, and he hopes to stay there as long as he can.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A co-worker of mine, Michael Romano, his brother Frankie attends lifestyles. The program is helping him very much with his social skills in life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My friend Frankie attends Lifestyles and I can see how much of an improvement it has made in his socialization skills.

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Michael R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My brother, Frankie Romano, attends LIFESTYLES. My mother is very pleased that she chose that program for him as he is just as happy being there. He looks forward to it in the morning, spending the two late nights a week with the program, and hopes to stay there as long as he can.

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Chris R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my brother frankie loves lifestyles. he looks forward to going to 'work' everyday. its a program that helps a wide range of disabilities and my brother is really benefiting from it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

i can't begin to tell you how wonderful this organization is; my two autistic sons-21 and 23 yrs old both attend the lifestyles program daily.if it wasn't for this caring,respectful,professional organization,my wife and i would be at a complete loss for how we could provide a dignified,valuable place in society for our two boys.a dedicated staff,along with an extremely resourceful and professional and truly loving administration is what separates this organization from the rest.strong administration on the front end ends up setting the standards for the staff as to what the children and adult consumers get at the back end and i can unequivocally state that this nonprofit is a clear winner;i am unable to craft in words how lucky we are to have someplace like this for our two boys who both love going to lifestyles each and every day-God bless them all !

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Lorraine L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been a part of Lifestyles for the last 5 years and we are blessed to be a part of this program. It has offered him an opportunitity to gain self confidence and learn to live and work independently. The staff are so wonderful and caring. We could not ask for a better environment.
He has learned skills to care for himself and the program focuses on the individual. It also allows him to socialize and develop self esteem.
There is nothing better for our son and we are so happy with his progress.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lifestyles is a great place to nurture and help the disabled grow to their full potential. The consumers work in an atmosphere of love and understanding. Each person is known to the staff by their first name and their individual uniqueness. It's a pleasure to spend the day at Lifestyles and watch how happy the consumers are and how proud they are of what they're doing. Lifestyles is a very special place!

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Thomas D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing program. It has helped with people i care about and love. We need more programs like this in the world. Thank U!!!!

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Deborah R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my son frankie is a participant of lifestyles. it is the best thing that has ever happened to him. he loves being there! there are so many wonderful programs - it would be impossible not to find something to enjoy doing and learning from. the recent addition of the radio/media program is awesome. the staff members are so caring and they really understand each individual's needs. they are so approachable and the communication between staff and family is great. it truly is the best program on staten island and i believe i have seen them all.

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