Meaningful Day Program
The Meaningful Day Program at L.I.F.E. Inc. is committed to helping our participants achieve their employment goals in an environment that safeguards their human rights, individual academic/vocational choices, and personal well being.
Who We Are:
As a licensed provider for both the Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), L.I.F.E.’s Meaningful Day & Vocational Program provides customized, community integrated employment services to participants with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work.
Meaningful Day Services Provides:
- Employer Identification
- Pre-employment Skill Training
- Job Matching and Placement
- On-Site job Training
- On-Site Job Coaching
Our Meaningful Day Program employs trained professionals. Staff match participants with suitable employment based on their skills and talents. Once a participant becomes employed, L.I.F.E. provides on-site job coaching to monitor the participants job performance. L.I.F.E. also provides ongoing supports to the employer to ensure their expectations are met and job satisfaction and retention is the outcome.
Employers may also receive up to $2,400 in tax credit when hiring new employees from certain “targeted groups.”
To find out more about how you can receive tax credit for each worker hired, including part-time seasonal and temporary, please contact us.
Connecting People Ready to Work
L.I.F.E. provides Meaningful Employment opportunities to participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities, while ensuring the best possible match for the employers with a skilled, dedicated participant that is ready to work.
In partnership with DORS, our Employee Development Service (EDS), is a 6-week program that develops work-related attitudes, behaviors, and values for success in the workplace. Our program includes:
- Resume writing
- Interview Skills
- Communication Skills
- Employer Expectations/Standards
- Work Ethics, Values & Professionalism
- Conflict Resolution & Sexual Harassment & Diversity in the Workplace
- Travel Training
If you are interested in the Employee Development Services 6-week program, L.I.F.E. can customize a program for you. Just reach out to your local DORS counselor or contact us directly.
Day Habilitation Services:
L.I.F.E.’s Day Habilitation Services are in place to assist our participants with a competitive, meaningful path towards community integration, while achieving their life goals.
Services and Supports
- Personal/ Health Care
- Basic Safety
- Money Management
- Socialization/ Communication
- Recreational Outings
- Job Skills Training/Assessments
- Career Planning
- Job Mentoring & On-Site Coaching
- Volunteer & Apprenticeship Curriculums
- Internships in the community
Community Development Service (CDS)
Through L.I.F.E.’s Community Development Service (CDS) we assist participants in developing and maintaining skills that are community based and centered around activities with people without disabilities.
- Facilitating and promoting integration within the participants chosen community network.
- Provide resources for travel and transportation.
- Provide resources for self-advocacy.
- Encourage the participant to engage in local community events and affiliations.
Supported Employment Locations:
For your convenience, L.I.F.E. provides 2 locations for Meaningful Day Services, In-person supports and Employment trainings. Serving participants in the Baltimore metropolitan area, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, and St Mary’s County.
2822 Hollins Ferry Road
Baltimore, MD 21230
101 Paul Mellon Court, Unit 3 & 4
Waldorf, MD 20602
For inquiries, or to schedule a tour of our program, please reach out to:
Meaningful Day Director; Shaunda McCready
Phone: 410-735-5433 ex 400
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition & Intake Specialist; Ashley Royster
Phone: 410-735-5433 ex 402
Email address: email@example.com
As our mission and vision guide us, we strive to help participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities expand their experiences, exceed their highest potential, and excel in their lives. L.I.F.E.’s Meaningful Day Program is committed to help participants, their families, & community network to become extraordinary.