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Causes: Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission: Life's WORC provides residential supports and community services to people throughout Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties in New York. Our person-centered philosophy is incorporated into the day to day program operations and we ensure that regardless of the level of ability of physical handicap, each and every person lives an enviable life rich in connections with family, friends, community participation and personal choice.

Programs: Life's worc provides residential supports for over 251 individuals who reside in our 40 community based homes located throughout queens, east harlem and nassau and suffolk counties in new york. Each home offers a full range of support and services consistent with the needs of our individuals, certified as individual residential alternatives (ira's) for operation and regulated through the nys office for people with developmental disabilities (opwdd).

life's worc operates 6 day habilitation programs supporting 313 individuals in programs located throughout queens, nassau and suffolk counties in ny. The programs have been primarily designed to assist high school graduates and young adults in the development of daily living skills leading to greater levels of independence and work readiness skills, promoting opportunities for gainful employment.

life's worc provides community habilitation (formerly referred as in-home residential habilitation) which provides supports to approximately 152 children and adults throughout queens, nassau and suffolk counties in new york. Community habilitation is designed to provide individuals who reside with their family needed supports and assistance in the development of independent living skills.

msc - provides person-centered planning approach to develop, implement and maintain an individualized service plan (isp) designed to assist a person meet desired life goals, which may include expanding circle of supports, seeking gainful employment, locating available resources and providing advocacy. Family support services/respite recreation - provides programs in queens and long island designed to offer children, teens and young adults with i/dd and autism with opportunities for social connections. These recreational venues focus on development of social skills and are age specific activities integrated in the local communities. Customized employment - provides supports and assistance to individuals with i/dd and autism with innovative job development based upon the individual skill sets and the needs of the employer. The goal is to match an employer with a job applicant leading to competitive employment opportunities. Behavior intervention services - provides progressive and innovative solutions and support to families and school districts throughout queens, nassau, suffolk and bronx regions. Utilizing applied behavioral analysis (aba) approach, the supports incorporate opportunities for learning across all settings and environments for individuals who may have significant or challenging behavior and need specialized supports.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brian M.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

lifes worc is a good place to be in and work at they help you find a job and I recmond lifes worc to work for

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Life's WORC has been voted as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces and SHRM's Best Places to Work in NY. The agency is a not for profit that supports men, women and children with intellectual disabilities or are on the autism spectrum.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Life's WORC has been voted as one of the 50 Most Engaged workplaces in North America. The agency is a not for profit that supports men, women and children that have been labeled with a disability, traumatic brain injury, and the autism spectrum.