Continually Improving - New Beginnings For Life LLC
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The Day Program and Office has officially moved to 20 Hartford Rd. Salem, CT 06420.
All day program is closed due to the weather!! Stay safe!!
- Our Early Days -
We have expanded! We have emerged with many new exciting offerings. After becoming a state funded vender for the state DDS for all regions, we have been able to expand to include Individual and Group Day Program Services, as well as short and long term RESPITE. We also no longer only serve the young adult learning disabled population, but now include the physically disabled, mild Mental Retardation, Autism, Asperger's, and the older population. We have VNA services for medication administration for those who qualify, and also offer a Supported-Living Program in co-shared apartments for those individuals who want more independent living, but are not ready to live without some staff support. Call to arrange a visit if you have a family member in need. One parent describes us as "not your cookie cutter program", we make each individual program unique to your needs. Our main houses are located in Moodus, but we service a 25 mile radius for Day Programs.
We have recently moved to a more rural location located in Colchester, CT, at 263 South Main Street, in a beautiful two-family Victorian home. Everything is now within walking distance allowing the clients to become more independent. (Such as banking, grocery shopping, getting meds, laundry, and more daily activites. There are many great resturants and entertainment places along with the local Town Green with weekly free activities within walking distance.
We have expanded with a new apartment we use as our Day Program site here in Colchester just up the road. The clients and their staff use this site for meals, activities such as arts and crafts, and cooking. This allows the staff to work on the clients ADLs and other teaching plans. We now do a great amount of volunteer work for the Town of Colchester and the Colchester School District. Our residents and day program clients do inner-office mail, stuff envelopes and/or folders, deliver flyers, take photographs of events, etc. In addition, we have expanded out our services to incorporate in-home support services.
We have opened a cleaning company, New Beginnings Cleaning Services, which some of our residents work for. We clean offices in the Bozrah, Franklin, and Lebanon areas. A few of our residents go with staff to clean offices, bathrooms, hallways, and anything else that the management team needs done. Our residents receive a paycheck every two weeks. Some cleaning jobs are done daily, while other cleaning jobs are done once a week. We clean offices, residential areas, etc.
We expanded our In-Home support programs! We now provide In-Home Supports to individuals living in the East Hampton, Portland, Moodus, Higganum, Oakdale, Norwich, and Colchester areas.
We are in the process of openning a new CRS location in Colchester, CT within walking distance of the center of town. We have also expanded into many new towns including Waterford, Salem, and Groton assisting with in-home supports. We have also provided all the staff with extensive med certifications.
We opened up another home and a day program during this past year: We now have homes at 263 S. Main St. in Colchester, CT and 559 Old Hartford Rd. in Colchester, CT. We opened up a day program at 271 Parum Rd. in Colchester, CT. We also have a new office site at 251 S. Main St. Colchester, CT. These new locations have helped us meet and help nine new clients this past year! In 2015 New Beginnings For Life LLC. opened a licensed and insured cleaning service. Eleven participants work for this service weekly!! We got a new transportation van this year !!
We started a new informative and fun monthly newsletter for clients, staff, friends and family. We also started having a monthly cultural awareness program that spotlights different countries and participants are encouraged to learn what they can about the country or do a project about the country. We now gather as a agency at our day program location, or out in the community, once a week for fun activities on Thursdays. We will update this throughout the year!