227 E. Sanilac Avenue, Sandusky, MI * (810) 648-0330
JOURNEY SKILL CENTER
Monday - Friday
8:15 am to 2:30 pm
The Journey Skill Center program offers skill building, physical and occupational therapy and pre-vocational training for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental illness and who require a moderate to high level of assistance and oversight. Services at this site are presented in an environment that emphasizes sensory awareness and responsiveness, motor skill development, interpersonal skills, communication, personal care, basic daily living skills, health and safety. The goal is to improve or maintain health, mobility, basic skills, social interaction, and self-control.
Small classroom settings offer a variety of classes that focus on increasing an individual’s knowledge of and capacity for community integration, independence, productivity and vocational training, together with socialization and adaptive and self-help skills Physical and/or Occupational therapy is available for those participants who have a specific, person-centered goal to maintain or increase mobility, independence, motor skills and sensory awareness.
Work preparatory services generally consists of assembly work for area factories, paper shredding, product packaging, paper folding and envelope stuffing. In addition, production of products made within the program under the name “Elk Creek Candles and More” takes place. This program is aimed at teaching individuals problem solving skills, safety, attendance, completion of a task and responsibility.