Adult day programs
Our adult day programs provide an opportunity for adults with disabilities…
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Home Maker Services
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What Is Aspiring Hands All About?
Aspiring Hands, Inc. was established in 2008 by Bryon Schaefer as a way to help adults with capabilities in Lucas County define a role in society by volunteering and serving others. Aspiring Hands is a company that is based on innovation and firsts:
• The first company in Lucas County to be 100% community based.
• The first smaller provider to develop a form recreation program for our adults in the evenings.
• The first company in Ohio to have it’s own radio show.
• The first company to have an after school program with staffing made up of adults with capabilities.
• The first company to develop job specific training programs – such as Project Pizza and Share Our Grounds.
• The first karate program.
The basic structure of our program is to enrich the lives of our volunteers and those in the community through our volunteer program. In our volunteer program, adults with capabilities go out into the community and assist non-profit organizations with work and tasks. Just a few of the non-profits that our volunteers work at include the Humane Society, Sunset House, and Nightengales Food Pantry.
Since our program is 100% community based, everyone involved benefits. Our volunteers get to be active in the community by assisting non-profit organizations in the Toledo, Ohio area. Through this act, our volunteers are able to participate in the community and acquire new work skills, while also developing beneficial social skills that they can utilize in their daily activities. At the same time, our non-profit organizations receive the help and assistance that they are in need of. It’s a win-win structure for everyone involved.
Through our day programs, vocational habilitation, recreational outings and personal home maker services, our goal is to grow friendships within the community while providing our volunteers with a positive environment for them to learn and socialize in. For more information on our programs, our mission or for any additional information on our services in Toledo, Ohio, contact us today.