Our guarantee

To remain committed to increasing and enhancing community supports and opportunities for people living with disabilities.

To promote self-advocacy and the advancement of people with disabilities as community stakeholders and fellow citizens.

To collaborate with government agencies and the community in a transparent and fiscally responsible manner.



DAY OPPORTUNITIES

At RCM of Washington, we provide 100% community-based, customized day habilitation services that promote community inclusion and personal growth. Based on the philosophy that lifelong learning and enrichment opportunities lead to a more meaningful existence, our program is driven by the needs and desires of the people we serve.

Watch the video below to learn more about RCM and our Day Opportunities:

At RCM we believe that every working-age person, disability or not, can work in the community for a fair wage. For working age people we foster and support employment skill building through volunteerism and experiential learning opportunities.

Individualized Day Supports

In 2014, RCM of Washington launched a new and innovative service, which offers those we serve the ability to ‘create their own day’ and promotes ‘person-centered thinking’. Person-centered thinking is a philosophy behind service provision that supports positive control and self-direction of people’s own lives.

RCM’s Individualized Day Supports provides a person served a ‘Community Navigator’ and ‘team mate’ based on matching goals and interests. Community Navigators guide the group throughout the community and act as facilitators and planners to help those we serve accomplish their goals. Community Navigators are trained advocates and work to promote independence with those they serve. All Individualized Day teams are based on a 1:2 ratio.

During intake, those we serve and their circle of support participate in a discovery process which helps us unearth which work readiness, enrichment and community involvement activities best fit their interests and goals.

Conferring with the support system, the person served develops short and long-term SMART goals with the assistance of RCM staff. Smart goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Progress towards goals is tracked daily. At the end of each day persons served meet with their Community Navigator and teammate to discuss progress towards goals, and praise and polish points.

The main priority of our day habilitation program is foster community integration for people with disabilities. We want people to have the same opportunities as anyone else in their neighborhood and work and live beside their neighbors with natural supports. Currently, we partner with local organizations, such as Food and Friends, Martha’s Table, Bread for the City and several others to provide those we serve volunteer opportunities.


To schedule an information call or meeting, please contact Susan Brooks, Operations Manager at sbrooks@rcmofwashington.com.

To download an informational brochure please click here.





Employment Readiness

RCM of Washington provides 100% community-based Employment Readiness training. Employment Readiness groups of four participants and one Community Navigator hit the streets to gain employment skills through experiential learning. Our program has a special focus on gaining skills through community volunteerism. Volunteer opportunities are hand selected to meet participant’s interests.

To schedule an information call or meeting, please contact Susan Brooks, Operations Manager at sbrooks@rcmofwashington.com.




Enrichment Opportunities

The Enrichment Opportunities Program is a one-to-one individualized day program for adults with disabilities living in ICF homes. The Enrichment Opportunities Program occurs both in the home and out in the community.

The Enrichment Opportunities Program is a great alternative for those who do not enjoy attending a larger day program or who prefer more one-on-one attention. The main goals of the program are to provide quality enrichment activities in the home as well as to provide community outings that are of interest to the people that we serve. The program can be completely customized to meet the needs and interests of each person!

Enrichment activities in the home include activities such as:
· water therapy
· music therapy
· aromatherapy
· arts and crafts
· massage therapy 


Community integration activities include:
· trips to museums
· cultural festivals
· music concerts
· outdoor parks
· joining clubs

To schedule an information call or meeting, please contact Susan Brooks, Operations Manager at sbrooks@rcmofwashington.com.