RISE Life Services would like to update you on our Day Program Without Walls, The Main Street Connection.  Participants of this innovative program are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the Life of the Community.  “The Day Program Without Walls” offers a choice of daily activities that the participants of the program decide upon at regular meetings.  The group works on individual goals and a daily routine, even though the activities for the day vary.

Since its inception in January of 2018, the Main Street Connection has experienced continued growth and success. Its participants are reaching their personal goals, and look forward to program days. From a program that began with 2 individuals, it now has grown to a total of 24! That number continues to RISE. The Main Street Connection is fun, educational and social. Those involved find new experiences all of the time both in the community and within their group. Please visit our Facebook page to view recent photos from day program events and activities.

The program schedule is Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Transportation is provided by the program.

The focus of the program is:

  • Promoting independence and exploring community integration opportunities
  • Academics: Supported by a Certified BOCES Teacher; visits to libraries, museums, community nutrition classes
  • Hands-on training: Volunteering with Island Harvest, The Community Food Pantry, cooking, shopping and bake sales
  • Recreational Activities: RISE’s Sensory Garden and Farm; membership at the YMCA (swimming, yoga, track, weights, basketball); bowling, wildlife refuges, movies, shopping malls, outings at the park and to the Long Island Aquarium, and other areas of interest

We are currently accepting applications for the day program, The Main Street Connection!

To learn more, contact JoAnn Vitale at (631) 727-6220 ext. 224  or email jvitale@riselifeservices.org; or Michelle Callahan at (631) 727-6220 ext. 215 or email mcallahan@riselifeservices.org.

RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment on the East End of Long Island, dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. To learn more about RISE Life Services, residential housing, job opportunities and other programs, please browse our website or call 631-727-6220 ext. 203 with any questions.