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Causes: Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: Pinewood - duluth, inc. Is a community-based day training and habilitation agency providing pre-vocational and vocational services for persons having developmental delays and disabilities who are eighteen (18) years of age and older. Persons attending pinewood - duluth, inc. Reside at home with their families, on their own, or in group, foster, waiver homes, and sils programs in st. Louis county. This agency believes that all persons have capabilities and learning potential, and, as such, should be entitled to receive services that would enable them to live and work to their fullest potential. This agency's basic objectives are:to provide training in developing individual skills to increase employment potential;to provide work training, in-house employment, and related services to enable persons to improve and maintain independent skills;to assist persons in obtaining employment in the community.

Programs: In 2014, pinewood-duluth provided community and center-based pre-employment and employment training and oversight to an average of 70 clients over a period of 230 program days. Employment program services -- the programs discussed below will be at the direction of the case manager and services for the individual. Program design will be based on assessment, performance data, and behavior demonstrated by the person inprevious programs or the current placement. Community placements of all kinds require that the person's individual interests, skills, and abilities be considered when matching job openings and people. Placements are made in as normalized a setting as possible with a person's skills, abilities, and interests considered and the service provider must ensure health, safety, personal dignity, and positive growth in that setting to the extent possible. Center-based employment -- it is the goal of pinewood in all center-based employment to make it a realistic replication of business and/or industry. In other words, pinewood is placing the same expectations and requirements on the person as they would experience in private industry. Pinewood strives to provide an environment that brings with it a feeling of pride, dignity, and the enhancement of success. Pinewood tries to maximize earnings and make the employment situation as challenging as possible to each person. Pinewood strives to find a variety of work which has aspects that go from the relatively simple to the somewhat complex, considering each person and the array of skills and ability levels they have acquired. Supportive/community-based employment -- this type of employment is a very useful situation for the appropriate individual. The human services professionals, the person, and the person's family/guardian(s) would determine the appropriateness of this type of service based on the data available from previous experiences of the person. Our staff will offer our expertise to others concerned with the person to design, implement, and follow-through with a designed individual plan. Self-care and social skills - provides training in the skills necessary to maintain a healthy body and a good appearance through grooming. Appropriate grooming and appropriate social behavior are both necessary pre-vocational skills. Pre-vocational -- pre-vocational training provides programming in leisure and vocational skills to the more severely disabled. Individuals having severe disabilities usually require more intense staff ratios to achieve goals and objectives. Many individuals scheduled for pre-vocational training may also need training, assistance, or monitoring in basic skills essential to daily living. Recreation/leisure -- training in physical activity, music, or art are appropriate leisure activities. All individuals enrolled at pinewood are offered leisure/recreation activities each week to achieve goals and objectives determined by the therapist with theinterdisciplinary team's input to meet the unique physical/emotional needs of the individual.

provide transportation for developmentally disabled persons.

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