Open Hangout and Respite
The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. In addition, we have a fully equipped sensory room. We host a wide variety of programs in this space.
Every Wednesday from 10 am – 12 pm
AGES 0 - 5. No registration required. Drop in whenever to hangout!
Every Friday from 10 am - 12 pm
ALL AGES. No registration required. Drop in whenever to hangout!
Second Saturday of the Month from 10 am – 12 pm
ALL AGES. Registration is required.
No Open Hangout on Sept 2, 9, 10 due to Buddy Walk!
Our Empowerment Center is now available for Open Hangout! This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to utilize the space in your own way and at no cost. You will have access to the entire center, including the Sensory Room. The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. Open Hangout is available for all ages and abilities!
Open Hangout is designed to help build upon skills for intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. By choosing your own activities, open hangout also allows for increased exploration, creativity, imagination, and learning. The Empowerment Center is also an inviting place where parents and caregivers can connect. We encourage you to take advantage of our interactive and educational space.
A parent or caregiver must remain on-site during Open Hangout.
We offer Respite Care once a quarter. We provide parents with short-term care services in a safe, supportive, and structured setting. Respite events are open to the child/teen/adult with Down syndrome as well as their siblings. After drop-off, parents will have three hours to themselves to do whatever they please! Our “care assistant” volunteers are trained and must pass a background check. Registration is required, but it is FREE to participate.