ADULT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Creating Employment & Community Integration

The Adult Development Program (ADP) is entirely community-based, using person-centered planning to develop employment and other life skills for the participants. Our “Pathways to Employment” component includes a Job Readiness Clinic which helps our participants find and keep employment and volunteer positions in the community. As a result, more than 90% of ADP participants have secured a level of employment. Participants are supported by job coaches 100% of the time, both at work and during lesiure activities. A 1:1 or 1:4 staff to participant ratio ensures participants have the required intensive support needed to reach their goals.

ADP job sites for participants include restaurants, golf courses, retirement communities, retail establishments, pet hotels, grocery stores, gyms, and recreation facilities.  Participants also volunteer at several local food banks, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and Working Wardrobes, Job coaches also participate in classes with participants at Saddleback College to further physical and educational enrichment. ADP's various clubs, including garden, bingo, dance, arts and crafts, basketball and sports, enhance participant exploration, growth and friendship.

Community integration

  • Varied ratios
  • Community outing/activities, emphasizing social and safety skills

Employment

  • 1:1

College

  • 1:1 and 1:4
  • Promotion of personal growth through the attendance of local community colleges, developing life and social skills

Pathways to employment

  • 1:1 and 1:4
  • Job seeking, support through working with participant’s soft skills, including interviewing and resume building

Contact

For more information, please contact Atrem Behmanesh at 949-837-7280 ext. 235.

Donation Opportunities

If you would like to donate new or gently used items to Vocational Visions, our Adult Development Program has a supply donation wish list here for helpful items that will enhance our programming.

You will find a list of items and an Amazon wish list link to purchase supplies directly off of Amazon. When you purchase using our Amazon wish list for ADP, your purchase will be shipped directly to our ADP Program Manager. If you order through smile.amazon.com and select Vocational Visions as your charity of choice, we will receive an Amazon monetary donation of .5% of your qualified purchases.

You may purchase your donation(s) through other outlets and drop them off to us in-person during our regular business hours or mail your donation(s) to our main address which is our Pala building. We do not receive mail at our Alambre building.

We are happy to receive reusable items that are gently worn. If you would like to donate gently used items, please contact us and let us know the item(s) and the program you wish to donate to.

Thank you for considering a donation to our Adult Development Program.