Located in Hamilton, this day program provides activities and opportunities for attendees to access the community and surrounding area to improve life skills. Each attendee has a person centered plan that is based on goals and outcomes that they personally want to achieve.
Some of the activities may include accessing public transportation, trips to libraries and museums, or out to just enjoy the flavour of the neighbourhood in the warm weather. Inside activities may include arts and crafts, pet and music therapy, together with improving literacy skills and computer use.
Everyone who attends assists in doing their part to improve the environment, from assisting in the clean up of the interior, to working outside in maintaining the property, and all attendees have fun working together. The building is wheelchair accessible and has a Snozelen Room.
Westfield Day Program is located in Flamborough and provides meaningful day supports to adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age or older. Westfield is a large program that focuses on skill building, pre-employment opportunities and literacy skills. This day program offers choices to each individual accessing service by highlighting and focusing on their personal and work related goals established during Person Centered Planning.
Hours of support varies for each individual depending on their needs and funding support. Program activities can be through organized in-program activities or community based programs in nearby Waterdown, Dundas and the Hamilton area.
Pre-Employment program training includes assisting individuals to identify job skills and interests, resume writing, interview skills, job search and some job coaching. Westfield Day Program is able to offer job experience through the paper products program. Westfield is very successful with the distribution of paper products to other non-profit agencies. This service provides excellent exposure to the individuals we support in regards to job related skills, customer service and satisfaction.