Day Program Without Walls

The Main Street Connection Celebrates Three Years

The excitement was abounding on January 8, 2021 when RISE’s day program, The Main Street Connection, celebrated their third anniversary. The Main Street Connection has grown significantly since its start in January of 2018. The program began with 2 individuals and now has grown to 35 participating! The program has become a vital part of the community.  Although many adjustments were made during 2020 due to COVID-19, given the many safety protocols in place, the Director, Coordinator and staff continue to...

Holiday Traditions

Shared by The Main Street Connection Day Program group: Peter, Jesse, Ronald, Lillian, Khiry, Donna, Eric, Kevin, Robert, Gabe, Michael, James and Jimmy The Holiday Season is upon us. Decorations glisten throughout the RISE Main Office building at 901 East Main Street. The day program area there is donned with sparkling, colorful trimmings, as are the rafters at the Northville Sensory Garden day program barn. It seemed very appropriate to talk to the group of individuals attending day program about their...

Connect with Main Street Connection Bloggers

Last week, we shared more about the Main Street Connection, RISE’s innovative day program. (Read more about this program by clicking here.) Recently, we also saw the return of the blog written and published by our day program group of writers. Today, we want to begin sharing more about each of the bloggers involved in writing and publishing. They each bring unique assets to the table and are eager to share more about who they are with you. Today’s...

The Main Street Connection at the Sensory Gardens

The Main Street Connection is a unique day program at RISE Life Services. 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. (

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Written by: Jimmy, Khiry, Michael, Peter and Robert The writers from the Main Street Connection Day Program would like to share some very important tips with parents on how to keep kids safe this Halloween. This year is very different than before, and many parents have been hesitant about what to do for this particular holiday. It is safest and most cautious to stay in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group recommends putting on a Halloween special or movie, like the...

The Main Street Connection is making connections on Zoom

RISE’s day program without walls, The Main Street Connection, has had a bit of a makeover in their program day since the COVID-19 pandemic affected our way of life. Typically, participants of this innovative program would gather Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm. During this time they are afforded the opportunity to use and build upon their current skill set to participate in the life of the community. The group works on individual goals and a daily routine, even...

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