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Chapel Haven Schleifer Center announces “Thursday Meet and Greet,” a series of virtual workshops online rolling out in early 2022 that highlight our many program offerings.

You may be familiar with CHSC’s core residential/day programs (REACH and ASAT), but we offer so much more. You don’t have to be a full-time, enrolled student to take advantage of these programs! We will cover:

  • Community Life Program
  • Wellness and Fitness
  • Chapel Haven and the Arts
  • Supported Living Program
  • CareerAbility

Our sessions will be held on Thursdays at lunch time or early evening to make it possible for as many interested families to join as possible.

We invite you to register and join us, as program leaders and CHSC student ambassadors present an overview of each program and answer your questions. These workshops are useful for our current families to learn more about what we offer and for prospective families who may be looking for “a la carte” programming for a son or daughter.

Online registration is kindly requested. Please use the links for the workshops that interest you.

Thursday, Feb. 10, Noon: Thursday Meet and Greet with Wellness Program

 Join Wellness Coordinator Ryan McEachern and his team for an overview and Q&A. CHSC’s wellness program is extensive and is designed to empower adults to live healthier and happier lives. Through classes, personal training, health and nutrition classes and more, we help our adults reach their fitness and health goals. CHSC has a team of instructors who are skilled, energetic and well loved around campus! 

Register here for Wellness Session


Thursday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m., Thursday Meet and Greet with Supported Living Program

Join Sunny Richards to learn more about life after graduation from REACH and the transition to the Westville community through Supported Living. Sunny will answer common questions posed by parents such as “What programming and support services do you offer after graduation and what does the transition look like? What will it cost to rent an apartment, pay utilities and hire supports from CHSC? Are there any entitlements that will help offset the cost of those expenses?” She will also talk about the role of the Support Coordinator, who provides 1:1 assistance in the home and in the community, providing a multitude of life skill and case management services like creating a weekly schedule that includes a variety of campus-based and off-campus opportunities; managing a budget & bill payment; enrollment in various programs, services, entitlements, events and classes, etc. She will also share a bit about the Department’s framework for data collection and reporting as well as some common goals & objectives shared among an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

Register here for Supported Living Session

Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m.: Thursday Meet and Greet with Community Life Program

Join Alyssa Parete and her team and learn more about our Community Life Program (CLP). This program is a great opportunity for adults looking to complement existing day or vocational programming by providing a structured, community-focused day for individuals who are either not working or working a limited number of hours. Chapel Haven’s CLP provides participants with opportunities to explore, interact and volunteer in the Greater New Haven community. The cornerstones of the program are developing healthy lifestyles by increasing interpersonal skills and socialization, constructively managing free time, participating in regular exercise and healthy eating habits and enjoying the numerous offerings in the Greater New Haven community. Many of our participants have funding from DDS to cover CLP. Register and join us!

Register here for Community Life Session

Stay tuned for more dates and times! Questions? Contact Catherine DeCarlo