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5 days ago
This week the "Saturday Spotlight" is shining on our staff for getting creative and making masks for our essential team members who are working in our residences. If you want to learn more about our residences that provide a home and support for individuals with disabilities, please click here, www.pbhab.com/residential-services/. ... See MoreSee Less
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April 3, 2020
Palm Beach Habilitation Center has no greater concern than the health and safety of our clients and staff. COVID-19 concerns require us to take a variety of actions to reduce risks to the men and women whom we serve. Starting today the Day Program operating on the main campus of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center will be closed for clients. Participants from the Center’s group homes continue to remain in their homes with essential staff support.
The Center is closely monitoring information provided by the State of Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities regarding rules and regulations as they relate to the services provided by the Center.
Our staff are calling clients daily to check on their needs during this time. Many people with disabilities have underlying medical conditions and therefore cannot go out grocery shopping or do regular day-to-day living tasks. Center staff are going out for them. Over 50% of Supported Employment clients have been laid off or are unable to go to work due to underlying health conditions, or their employers are closed (which impacts food, rent, daily needs, etc.).
How You Can Help Today
Many of our clients live independently in the community with oversight and support from Center staff to ensure they have sufficient food, money for rent and transportation including to medical appointments. While our clients are forced to stay home right now, those needs remain crucial for their health and safety. A large number of our clients live solely on government assistance, which often is insufficient to meet their basic needs. The Center has a special fund to help fill in those gaps, and we are dependent upon community contributions to maintain that fund.
We are so grateful for the many people who have already invested in the lives of these clients, but we need your help in order to continue supporting these crucial needs. Click the "donate now" button below to help fill the gaps during this time.
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World Autism Day is celebrated on April 2 to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders. The goal is to increase acceptance and understanding of people with autism. World Autism Day also encourages a supportive, kinder, more inclusive world.
This year’s World Autism Awareness Day 2020 theme is “The Transition to Adulthood.” The transition to adulthood is an important challenge for people with autism, and this theme draws attention to the adulthood stage of people with autism. Issues include the importance of participation in community, decision making, education, and how people with autism should have access to post-secondary education and employment, and be able to live independently. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
We want to infuse a little positive energy into your news feed! Our staff and clients are going above and beyond to support each other during this time. Check in every Saturday for our ‘Spotlight Saturday’ and learn about all the wonderful things that are happening at the Hab Center!
Today we are shining the spotlight on our Food Service Program team! Due to present health concerns, we have had to significantly cut back on our Day Programming where individuals would normally receive a healthy lunch each day. In response, our Food Service Program team is preparing lunches and our Day Program team is delivering them to clients who need meals that are staying home during this time. We are so proud of our team!
Click the link to learn more about our Food Service training program: www.pbhab.com/training-programs/ ... See MoreSee Less
I am absolutely horrified that your center remains open for non essential programming and is still encouraging clients to leave the safety of their homes and attend your day program. This is not essential, and is WRONG! Shut down the center for everything except supported employment and supported living and have these coaches work from home. Seriously.
3 weeks ago
Check this out! Our 29th Annual Hab-a-Hearts Luncheon, that was held on February 17, 2020, raised a record breaking amount to support the amazing programs offered at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center!
Visit our website at pbhab.com for more information about the programs at Palm Beach Habilitation Center. ... See MoreSee Less
A message from our CEO, David Lin
March 13, 2020
The Palm Beach Habilitation Center has been closely monitoring information coming from the State of Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities regarding rules and regulations as it relates to the services provided by the Center. At this time, there has been no mandatory closing of agency day programs or other community-based supports, the Palm Beach Habilitation Center will continue to provide programming to participants. We are taking precautionary steps to help program participants and the staff remain safe and healthy while at the Center. Although there have been no identified COVID-19 cases at the Center, we are taking the following actions:
1. If an individual feels sick or has a fever, we are asking that the person does not come in to the Center. This includes clients, staff, and visitors.
2. If a client, staff, or visitor comes in and appears to be sick, they will be asked to leave or arrangements will be made to get that individual home.
3. All visitors will be required to fill out a questionnaire each time they come into the Center. This questionnaire has been developed by the State of Florida and we have been directed to implement this immediately.
4. Training programs have been implemented to encourage proper personal hygiene. This includes frequent handwashing and maintaining a social distance. These trainings are occurring each day and reinforced throughout the day.
5. All program areas, the cafeteria, and common areas are cleaned and sanitized multiple times each day.
6. Community based outings will be kept to a minimum.
7. The Center is temporarily postponing non-essential group visits (tours of the center, VITA Tax Assistance Program, etc.).
8. Individuals are encouraged to stay home if they do not feel comfortable coming into the Center.
We will continue to provide the needed supports and services to keep the individuals we serve active and engaged while we monitor the latest directives from the State of Florida and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
If you have any questions, please contact David Lin at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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I am absolutely horrified that your center remains open for non-essential programming and is still encouraging clients to leave the safety of their homes and attend your day program. This is not essential, and is WRONG! Shut down the center for the safety of your clients and staff. Shut down everything except ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS such as supported employment and supported living and have these coaches work from home. They are the only essential services at this point. You are the ONLY center open for clients in PBC! Seriously.
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