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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brian L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lifestyles is a mom and pop company that blossomed into an amazing organization that serves it's community in numerous ways. The heart and backbone of the company is richard who loves his workers and program participants.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I manage a recreational facility where hundreds of clients from Lifestyles have become members over the past few years. Their dedicated staff utilize our center several days a week making a positive difference in the lives of all who attend. From socialization to computer classs to game room activities or most importantly, developing a healthier lifestyle through fitness and aerobic programs...the Lifestyle team is an amazing crew who are extremely dedicated and can achieve greater heights with additional resources. I am very proud of the partnership we have created and look forward to future endeavors.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lifestyles is a wonderful venue for our young adults with developmental disabilities. I've visited their restaurant and other areas where the clients work. It's such a rewarding feeling. My step, granddaughter is doing so well with them and will be placed in a group home shortly, My daughter and husband are so happy and satisfied, it took away all their worries.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional who spent a career working with people with disabilities in both New York and New Jersey,I have been impressed with Lifestyles For The Disabled on Staten Island since its inception 15 years ago.They were one of the first agencies for adults with disabilities that provides a seamless transition from the school aged programs ending at age twenty-one to adulthood. Having on their Board of Directors parents of children with disabilites ensures a consumer minded orientation of the agency from Executive Director to each person on staff. The experience of the administration in this field is without peer.The clientele are constantly involved in full integration into the Staten Island community ; one sees the vans,the staff and the adults everywhere . From mall vistiations to shrubbery improvement projects to community activities such as minor league ball games and Christmas tree lightings , Life styles is there. They promote physical activities through swimming, bowling, zumba as part of the progarm. The many trips and excursions to Washington,D.C.,Hershey Park,Atlantic City provide peer integration and development of socialization skills. . They are an excellent organization .

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

All four of my sons are part of the LIFESTYLES family. Each of them have discovered their talent and Lifesytles has given them the tools and encouragement to develope their skills. My sons look forward to going to 'work' and are proud of the outcome of their labors. Lifestyles has helped them grow as individuals and mature into fine young men.
Ron is in the GREENHOUSE and cultivates the kitchen garden, beautifies public spaces and makes flower arrangements. Kris is in the CAFE learning food prep and all skills related to the food industry. Damian is part of the RADIO STATION, JEWLERY MAKING, NEEDLE POINT and CREATIVE WRITING. Everything he loves. Alan is in the WOODSHOP and is learning the proper use of tools and creating beautiful projects.
I am grateful to LIFESTYLES for giving my sons such wonderful oppertunities.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lifestyles for the Disabled is an extraordinary organization which proves that every person is valuable, has talent and is an important part of society. I have had experience in the field and have had the opportunity to see the program in action and I am so impressed...from the professionalism and compassion exhibited by the staff and the friendliness and enthusiasm demonstrated by the participants, this program is quite successful and exemplary...contributing to the community in so many ways....

Review from Guidestar