MOVE (Making Opportunities for Volunteerism and Exploration) creates opportunities for exploration through community engagement, volunteerism, and the arts.
MOVE is a licensed adult day program with a community focus. Its mission is to give individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities for success by providing them with choices and experiences involving community participation and creative expression.
Through unique partnerships with dozens of local organizations, MOVE participants engage in meaningful work as community volunteers. They distribute dog treats at the Humane Society, water plants at the YMCA, and hang clothing at the Salvation Army. Through such experiences, they gain confidence in their own abilities and develop new skills. MOVE volunteers contribute more than 5,000 hours of service to the community each year.
Providing opportunities for creative expression is also an important MOVE goal. MOVE offers a creative environment for individuals to express themselves through the visual and performing arts. Participants enjoy completing projects in the MOVE art studio. They can choose to participate in Partners in Dance and Partners in Art, both of which offer instructor-led classes and public performances/exhibits. Individuals also have the opportunity to create crafts and offer them for sale through MOVE’s micro-business, MOVEing Creations.
MOVE keeps participants moving in other ways, too. Individuals take part in recreational activities, attend community events, and visit community parks and other sites of interest. They play games with friends and use technology to explore and communicate.
The MOVE program is located at 4950 West 23rd Street in Millcreek Township, just west of the Erie airport. With its spacious rooms and advanced technology, MOVE is an exciting choice for adults with disabilities to discover activities that promote independence and inclusion in a friendly, supportive environment.
For more information, contact MOVE at 814-315-1901.
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