Day Habilitation

The Day Habilitation Program provides a structured daily schedule of educational, pre-vocational, psychosocial and health-oriented activities for any JESPY client who is not involved full-time in volunteer or paid employment activities. In this scheduled program, participants build on their interests to help shape their individual performance plans for work readiness and employment engagement.

Operating from Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm, scheduled weekly groups include:

  • Building Confidence
  • Social Skills
  • Health and Safety
  • Critical Thinking
  • Music Relaxation Therapy
  • Dance and Aerobics
  • Job Skills
  • Current Events
  • Money Skills
  • Physical Fitness Activities
  • Recreational Activities

The dynamic schedule changes approximately every three months.

Day Program participants work together to prepare a healthy, nutritious meal for their lunch which reinforces food preparation as well as social skills.

The Day Program is committed to providing opportunities for community integration such as volunteering at Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry, the Elks Club Garden and various Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ events throughout the year.

JESPY clients who are living at home with their families, rather than at JESPY-owned or JESPY-managed facilities, have only minimal exposure to daily living skills training. The Day Program has been expanded to include a comprehensive Daily Living Skills Program which prepares this group for successful independent living.

The Daily Living Skills Program operates at various times four days per week, providing focused training in:

  • Kitchen and Food Safety
  • Food Shopping and Preparation
  • Menu Planning
  • Laundry and Cleaning
  • Budgeting/Money Management
  • Social Skills Engagement
  • Community Integration
  • Community Safety

At other times, participants are welcome to join in the scheduled activities of the broader Day Program.

The JESPY Day Program is a qualified provider for the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities Real Life Choices Program.


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