Our day habilitation programs, available to individuals 21 years of age and older, are designed to be person-centered through all stages of life. Our wide range of programs in beautiful Brooklyn communities and activities that are customized for each participant helps us meet the needs and interests of our program participants. Some activities include volunteer experiences, life skill instruction, recreational activities, and regular opportunities to engage in community life.
The purpose of our day habilitation program is to guide each person toward their highest level of independence, offer interesting and challenging opportunities, and spend time engaged in meaningful activities. Our caring staff is there to provide support, encouragement, and guidance when needed.
GEC offers six distinct day habilitation programs (five located in Bay Ridge, one program in Marine Park):
Individuals are offered a program schedule with options allowing them to access their communities and learn skills organically based on their personal interests and preferences. GEC works collaboratively with a number of organizations, stores, restaurants, senior centers, schools, churches, and more to provide meaningful experiences for participants. In the Without Walls program model, individuals spend the majority of their week at community worksites.
GEC’s on-site opportunities include:
GEC also offers a variety of community exploration activities, such as outings to art galleries, parks, recreational centers, libraries, community gardens, neighborhood shows, and sites that promote fitness and exercise.
For our older adults, the Four Seasons is specially designed to meet the needs of senior citizens and offers a wide array of activities to support their particular interests.
Please contact Barbara Torres at 347-946-5113 or Btorres@gecbklyn.org for more information about the day program opportunities at GEC.
Jennifer Herusso, Director
Donna Hoefel, Program Support
John Thompson, Supervisor – Mastronardi
Noel Perez, Supervisor – Hope Morrison
Candace Puryear, Supervisor – Fischetti Center and Peter Mulligan
Michelle Kneeter, Supervisor – Without Walls and Four Seasons