This program is for individuals over the age of 18, are Regional Center of the East Bay clients with a case manager, who wish to partake in programming that is both on-site and in the community. Participants should be motivated for volunteer, social, recreational, life skills, and community building skills sets. Daily exercise, stamina/movement development are strongly encouraged. Occasional paid work may be provided.
Staff to client ratio is 1:6. Individuals have both an onsite program as well as offsite outings into their own communities and occasional trips to the community at large.
The activities listed are person-centered and focused. In addition to preset educational, social-recreational, health and safety, and other life skills instruction, individuals are strongly encouraged to provide input to their monthly schedule of activities. Annually, participants are asked to fill out a preference survey and encouraged to participate to their highest levels in the goals setting as well as in meetings.
Activities listed are only a sample:
Movement/Stamina, Physical Fitness, Dancing, and Walking Programs
Trips to the community in program vans as well as on public transportation
Movies and Documentaries
Picnics in Parks
Relaxation, Coping, and Breathing Exercises
Computer Building Skills
City and County Libraries
Arts and Crafts
Singing and Musical Enrichment
Occasional Paid Work
Cultural Awareness & Diversity Events
Museums and Art Galleries
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING ALTERNATIVE VENTURES PROGRAM (AVP and AVP-ASL)
Social-Recreational, volunteer, life skills building program.
Instructional components are both program and community bases
Wonderful staff and peers
Great program for individuals who want to focus themselves on volunteer and recreation/socialization skills, along with learning new hobbies and/or skills.
May include some paid work. Great for physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Good program for learning new hobbies and thinking of semi and/or retirement options.
INTAKES, REFERRALS, TOURS, AND INFORMATION
1101 Walpert St.
Hayward, CA 94541
Renee Tuttle, Program Director
Office 510.582.8151 ext. 3202
Sonnetta McCormack, Asst. Program Director
Office 510-582-8151 ext. 3217
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The Arc of the East Bay offers life skills education and employment services tailored to the needs and goals of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our clients set their own annual goals, often with input from their families. Dedicated Arc staffers – called Direct Service Providers – then work tirelessly to help clients achieve those personal goals.