Healing Steps Community Day Program provides an opportunity for adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities to be a part of the community in a safe and
About the Program
The Healing Steps Community Day Program is a small private program for individuals
who do not have state funding or are on the waitlist for a state funded program. This
program is designed to enhance the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental
disabilities with a structured daily routine filled with social activities, work opportunities,
and developing their independent living skills.
Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Weekends as signed up
Individuals in the program will be given the opportunity to engage in the following activities:
Each day participants will prepare items that will be sold at
Craft Shows on the weekends as well as prepare lunch for the participants.
Healing Steps will invest in dogs in which the participants will be
responsible for the care of these pets as well as training them to be therapy
Participants will be responsible for basic maintenance of the home
including cleaning the bathrooms daily, washing the dishes, cleaning the floors,
and doing laundry.
Participants will be responsible for lawn maintenance such as cutting
the grass, trimming the hedges and/or bushes, and eventually a garden.
Participants will be able to engage in the community in
several ways including at Craft Shows where we will sell our goods and work on
money management skills. Participants will also have other outings to a variety
of places such as schools, nursing homes, and hospitals as we provide our
therapy dog services. As well as basic outings to the grocery store and other
places to purchase materials needed.
Payment Structure: Each participant is $1,000.00 per month (Covers 5 days per week including lunch)
All activities will be supervised by well-vetted staff and volunteers. More activities to come as the
program gets started.
COMING SOON IN 2023 (Final Location TBD, South Suburbs of Chicago – Crete, IL area)