ACT’s Day Services, with locations in Columbia and Centralia, are skill-based and recreational programs designed to cater to individualized goals and interests for adults in our communities who are seeking inclusion.

Activities are planned and designed around each participant’s goals and interests in a way that gives them access to the community on a daily basis and enables them to give back to others in need.

Day Services Activities

ACT offers both on-site activities and off-site community outings for all participating individuals on a daily basis.

Individuals in our Day Services provide their ideas, and our staff plan activities accordingly based on their goals and suggestions.

Examples of Activities

  • Cooking Clubs
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computer Lab Time
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Dance Parties
  • Going to the Movies
  • Nature Walks
  • Sporting Events
  • Festivals
  • Antique Shopping

Benefits of Day Services

Day Services offers significant benefits for the participants as well as their families:

Individual Benefits

Socializing with other members within the community enables individuals participating in this program to feel valued and to feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves.

Family Benefits

With a strong management team and a Registered Nurse on staff at all times, family members feel confident knowing their loved ones are in a safe and secure place and are excited to see what they can achieve each day.

  • “Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.” — Stevie Wonder

  • “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” — Helen Keller

What Others Are Saying


  • Alternative Community Training (ACT) impacted Brian's life significantly. ACT has provided an option for Brian's daily need to orient himself within the community with those of similar disabilities. He has experienced many activities that has assisted him to understand the world environment. He has visited zoos, various retail stores, museums, aquariums, and many other experiences, which enhanced his vocabulary and general understanding of daily life. He has developed relationships that otherwise would not have occurred had he been isolated at home, or some other temporary place. He considers the adult supervisors as friends and shares his experiences with them. We truly appreciate the services provided for Brian without which his life would be mundane and routine.

    - Joyce & Leroy Welch

  • I love spending time with my friends at ACT!

    - Angel

  • I like everything about ACT!

    - Cody R.

  • Attending ACT's Day Program each day allows me to get out of the house and do fun things!

    - Brittany

  • I enjoy coming everyday so that I can hang out with peers and staff.

    - Lori

  • The staff are very caring, and our son has many activities to choose from.  My son has fun every day, and we as parents have been very pleased to have this program for him

    - Yoko Gely

  • I think ACT is an awesome place! I would recommend anyone to come here!

    - Heath

Contact us to learn more.

To see if you or a loved one are eligible to participate in our Day Services, please contact us and set up a tour.

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