PROGRAMS

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Guardian Angel Program

The Guardian Angel Program (GAP) seeks to bring together a “Circle of Friends,” combined with a supported infrastructure that blends into community integration. In order to promote a lasting bond between our angels and community to foster true inclusion of special needs population, GAP provides the following services:

• Instill basic social skills for Angels to navigate in the community.

Behavioral training in a social environment (i.e. restaurant readiness)

• Greater exposure to community environments (e.g. restaurants, libraries and fire stations)

• Expansion of an Angel’s circle of friends through different networks (peers, volunteers, other angels, etc.)

GAP DOMAINS

Home and Family

GAP Domain 1
• Home Management (e.g. vacuuming, dusting, cleaning, making a bed, and laundering)
Meal preparation (e.g. food nutrition, menu planning, and grocery shopping)
• Maintaining a budget (e.g. using a banking service, paying bills, and purchasing day-to-day items)

Employment and Education

GAP Domain 2
• Academic and vocational education and training
• Access to training support services
• Focus on studying, organizational and time management skills

Leisure and Recreation

GAP Domain 3
• Individual physical activities (e.g. swimming and hiking)
• Group activities (e.g. softball, football, basketball, and tennis)
• Community/neighborhood activities (e.g. bbqs, Special Olympics, and fairs)
• Entertainment (e.g. theaters, spectator sports, and concerts)

Community Involvement

GAP Domain 4
• Access to all levels of government agencies
• Ride on public transportation in natural environments
• Access to emergency services and resources (e.g. police, emergency medical services, hospitals, and fire stations)
• Voting and volunteering opportunities in local government activities
• Volunteering opportunities with different community organizations

Personal Relationships

GAP Domain 5
Creation of a personal Circle of Friends:
• Program Development Team
• Mentors / Therapists
• Peers / Angels
• Volunteers
• Friends
• Relatives

WHO: Open to all special needs individuals of all ages

WHEN: Year-round | 15-30 hours per week

WHERE: Alhambra, CA

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After-School Program

The After-School Program adapts to Angels’ ability to learn and enhances their growth by emphasizing teamwork, hands-on coordination, academic learning and extracurricular activities.

WHO: Open to all special needs individuals of all ages

WHEN: TBD

WHERE: Alhambra, CA

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City Parks Program

The City Parks Program is a special collaboration between Home of Angels and the City of Alhambra. It provides recreation and exercise opportunities for all special needs children and adults (Angels). Led by a licensed Recreation Therapist, the sessions will teach social and communication skills, adaptive exercises (such as stretching, aerobics, and basketball), teamwork and hand-eye coordination. Participants benefit from greater social interactions, community exposure, physical exercise, and growth.

WHO: Open to all special needs individuals (5+ years old)

WHEN: Every Saturday: August 19, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (10-week session) | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WHERE: Emery Park Youth Center, 2709 Mimosa St, Alhambra, CA 91803

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Community Integration Training

Community Integration Training (CIT) teaches Angels the critical skills to integrate into society and safely go out on one’s own. CIT offers one-on-one coaching and independence skills training, and encourages diverse social interactions with numerous volunteers and community members.

WHO: Open to all special needs individuals of all ages

WHEN: TBD

WHERE: Alhambra, CA

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Summer Program

The Summer Program provides special needs individuals with the opportunity to engage in arts and crafts, sports, exercise, cooking, integration training, and health and wellness. This program enhances social and mental function, provides physical recreation, and encourages social interaction and connections.

WHO: Open to all special needs individuals of all ages

WHEN: Monday - Friday | July 10, 2017 through August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM | 6 week period

WHERE: Home of Angels, 911 S. Garfield Ave., Unit B, Alhambra, CA 91801

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YOUR INTERESTS (REQUIRED)Guardian Angel ProgramAfter School ProgramCity Parks ProgramCommunity Integration TrainingSummer ProgramOther

For more information, please email us at clientservice@homeofangels.org or call (626) 872-2162.

Through Home of Angels' Circle of Friends, including parents, coaches, therapists, siblings, interns, volunteers, and peers, we provide Angels with an entire support system that helps them to succeed.

By addressing five critical domains, including “Home and Family,” Employment and Education," “Personal Relationships,” and more, Angels benefit from greater confidence, a supportive community, creativity, coordination and team work, camaraderie and acceptance by the community and public.

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