Minute Man Arc’s Community Based Day Services (CBDS) provide meaningful and enriching activities in the community. This service model explores the interest of our participants while teaching them skills to lead lives that are as independent, healthy, and fulfilling as possible. CBDS has four main areas of focus:

Vocational Skills

Using multi-modal activities designed to increase job knowledge, we aid in the transition to Employment Services through:

  • Employment/career explorations
  • Work skill games
  • Vocational evaluations
  • Volunteering
  • Interview skills, appearance and hygiene, teamwork, and communication

Health and Wellness

With a focus on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the programs promotes activities that include:

  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Mediation
  • Exercise, such as walking, yoga, weightlifting and more
  • Stress reduction and anger management

Practical Life Skills

Life skills are necessary to be successful in all aspects of community integration. We work to build skills and increase social relationships through:

  • Reading
  • Money and banking
  • Safety
  • Time management
  • Computers and technology
  • and more

Art, Culture, & Community

Access to art and the community lends itself not only as a creative outlet but can give expressive voice to ideas and act as a form of social interaction through:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Museum and historic site visits
  • Accessing community libraries, merchants, organization, senters, and recreation area
  • Shopping

Without Walls

New to CBDS is our unique Without Walls program. The goal of this program is to integrate our clients directly into surrounding communities without having to come to the main campus. Through a person-centered planning process, all opportunities will be explored based on the client’s preferences and to support their desired outcomes and goals. This program is provided in a variety of community settings with activities that promote opportunities for increased independence and inclusion.

For more information and to enroll in the CBDS program, please contact: Barbara Jean White, Director of Employment Services at (978) 287-7990 or bwhite@minutemanarc.org.