Day Programs

DAY PROGRAMS

DAY SERVICES

Day Services:
Day Services offers community based supports for participants by promoting an active and healthy life style and strengthening life skills through daily community experiences, contributing to their independence.

Individuals may participate in a variety of experiences in order to develop these skills. Involvement in the community through interaction and participation is a priority. Community outings and classroom activities are offered to teach skills needed for community integration and independence. BRIDGE believes that individuals with disabilities should have meaningful choices in their daily community activities. These choices are designed to be age and ability-appropriate and interest-driven.

Physical activities are developed and implemented with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, team spirit, and peer encouragement.

Our well-trained and experienced staff creates a caring and nurturing environment for BRIDGE clients.

Community Based Sites:

  • YMCA
  • Sports centers
  • Parks
  • Bowling centers
  • Theaters
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Local businesses
  • County fairs
  • Volunteering at nonprofit organizations
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls BRIDGE Campus Life Program

Additional activities: Gardening, outdoor recreation, culinary skill development, money skills, volunteering and more.

Eligibility: Ages 18+
When: Monday thru Friday | 9am to 3pm | All year long
Location: Hudson and River Falls
Transportation: Available for pick up and drop off from BRIDGE Day Services. Click here to learn more.

TRANSITION PROGRAM - Part of Day Services

Transition Programs:
Prepares students leaving special education for their adult life by attending Day Services for continued life-skills development at both the BRIDGE’s Brakke location in Hudson and the River Falls site. Schedules for this program are flexible to allow for partial week attendance.

Eligibility: Ages 18 to 21 – Enrollment is arranged through your school district.
Location: Hudson and River Falls

SUMMER SERVICES

Both Summer Day Services and the Young Adult Program make positive connections while enhancing their capacity to be social during this important transition period in their lives. Participants enjoy creative activities & life skills development through fitness & cooking, music, nature, and art themes.

Summer Day Services (“SDS”):
Cultivating the talents of youth with developmental disabilities through different themed activities in a safe and fun environment. Participants get to be themselves while making friends and trying out new experiences. The main objectives of SDS are met through careful planning of sessions and modifying activities to meet the participants’ needs, skills, interests and ages.

Eligibility: 7th Grade – Super Senior
When: Monday thru Friday | 9am to 3pm | June – August
Location: Community based locations.
Transportation: May be available. Please contact your Long Term Care or County representative to learn more, or click here.

Young Adult Program (“YAP”):
Offering a community based transition skill building experience while providing a stable, supportive environment where participants can flourish and effectively use community resources and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Personal development, interpersonal communication, and mobility are the primary focus of the program.

BRIDGE has developed multiple volunteer partnerships with other local nonprofits organization where participants are able to develop their volunteer skills in a real world context and help meet the needs of their community.

In the afternoons YAP meets up with the SDS program for recreational activities.

Eligibility: 18 – 21 years old
When: Monday thru Friday | 9am to 3pm | June – August
Location: Hudson and River Falls
Transportation: Available for pick up and drop off from Young Adult Program. Click here to learn more.

Interested in “SDS” or “YAP”?
To learn more and receive registration information, please contact Linda Redding.

INDEPENDENCE

INDEPENDENCE

Helping clients identify individual strengths and develop independence is a fundamental principle of BRIDGE.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

We promote a healthy lifestyle, wellness choices and fitness habits, all which improves client mobility.
COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Clients learn to establish connections with the people they live around and work with daily.
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