PALS Services And Work Program Training
PALS, Inc. is a progressive adult day services agency supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have a history of trauma and/or challenging behaviors. PALS provides behavior management day program, psychotherapy, job supports, skills training, and transportation services for adults referred by the Regional Center. Our service area includes Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.
Work Program Training
"KEEP DOWNEY BEAUTIFUL" PROJECT
The Keep Downey Beautiful Project remains our oldest work activity at PALS. The program participants at PALS day program in 2003 wanted to particpate in helping the community by cleaning up the streets. So PALS went to the city of Downey to see what kind of services our participants can provide in assisting with beautifying the city. The city of Downey needed volunteers to clean abandoned areas and remove graffiti on walls from residential negihborhoods. PALS program participants have removed over several hundred graffiti writings and have received awards from the City of Downeys "Keep Downey Beautiful" Program for all their hard work! In addition, PALS program participants started a recycling program where they go door to door to pick up recyclable items on a weekly basis.
PALS program participants in a wide range of work-related activities from assembling first aid kits at the American Red Cross to sorting hangers at Marshalls. Participants also are able to work at one of our licensed day program offices where they can shred paper, wash, fold and stock face towels used as an alternative to paper napkins, and paint ceramics used in our daily activities once "painted and fired." Program participants are given the opportunity to gain reinforcements for their work activities and to go out into the community to cash their checks, make purchases, and engage in budget planning. Some of the other work sites PALS utilizes are:
OTHER PALS PROJECTS AND WORK ACTIVITIES
American Red Cross
God Ministry, Inc.
Hope Chest Thrift Store
C & G Mops
Frank D. Lanterman Special Education Campus
Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center
Meals on Wheels, SDA Church
Veterans Thrift Store
And Many More!