Mary’s Children Family Center is a pre-vocational community program where adults with brain injuries/intellectual and developmental disabilities either from birth or acquired come for six hours a day to participate in a structured program. The Center provides a milieu setting where participates are involved in supervised, self-directed, structured activities with members from the community. The program is designed to improve functional independence and enhance the quality of life for individuals overcoming brain injuries and now living in the community. The program offers academic, physical, occupational and recreational activities. Mary’s Children focuses on providing an environment where you feel safe and cared for while enhancing communication tools, assisting you in choosing and achieving your individual goals. Everyone at Mary’s Children is offered a variety of opportunities daily and has the right to choose how they want to spend their day.
Mary’s Children welcomes all from the community. Monday and Wednesday we have speech classes with the Wayne State University Speech and Language students. Tuesdays and Thursdays we spend the day with the Chamberlain School of Nursing students. On Wednesday morning U of D Jesuit High School students spend their morning with us. These are just a few individuals who join us weekly. Mary’s Children offers outside building community integration to our students as appropriate in their individual plan of service. Students have the opportunity to choose to participate in these outings.
The program is offered weekdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Lunch is included and is available to all students.
Program attendance may range from 1-5 days a week, depending on the needs of the individual.
Mission statement: Persons with brain injuries are unique. They have the right to know God’s love from the people who nurture and care for them. We provide an environment in the community where they are respected.