The Workshop

P.O. Box 6087  |  706 S. West Street  |  Galena, IL 61036-6087

(815) 777-2211 phone  |  (815) 777-3386 fax

TheWorkshopGalena@TheWorkshopGalena.org

HOURS:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 4 pm

Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

EMPLOYMENT

The Workshop Operates as a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization

The Workshop | COPYRIGHT © 2019 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Health and Wellness

 

The Health and Wellness Program strives to enhance the minds, bodies and spirits of the individuals we serve.

Developmental Skills

The goal of this program is to provide basic academic, social, vocational and personal skill training. Areas of focus include:

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Attention Span Development

  • Safety

  • Problem Solving

  • Grooming

  • Communication Skills

Classes

Classes are offered based on the interest and need of the individuals we serve. Class topics may include:

  • Computer Skills

  • Money Management

  • Math

  • Sign Language

Exercise and Nutrition

Exercise is offered at The Workshop's on-site exercise room,  or, when weather permits, the individuals enjoy outdoor walks.

 

The nutrition program is managed by on-site certified food managers ensuring a healthy, hot lunch is available daily. The Workshop provides flavored water for purchase (instead of high sugar sodas) and offers free water bottles during the work day for hydration.

Special Events

The Workshop hosts special events for the individuals we serve and staff members to enjoy a break from everyday work. Special events may include a Spring Fling Dance, Halloween Dance, themed weeks and holiday parties.

Community Outings

The Workshop offers small group individualized community outings to enrich, expand, entertain and empower our individuals. The activities are of their choosing, examples of outings experienced:

  • Shopping

  • Picnics

  • Coffee or Ice Cream

  • Lunch

  • Community Events

Senior Program

The Senior Program offers a quiet room for individuals over the age of 50 who may be unable to maintain the energy to work a full day. During Senior Program, individuals may learn about current events, participate in book club, socialize, and partake in a variety of self-enrichment activities and programs. Community outings are also offered for individuals in the Senior Program. Individuals in this program develop recreational and social skills meant to carry over into their home and community environments.

Job Club

Job Club meets once per month and is open to all individuals we serve who have obtained jobs in the community through the Supported Employment Program. Job Club meetings provide an opportunity for the individuals to participate in educational activities, socialization events, and share any concerns, or ask questions, he or she may have about their job. Job Club members occasionally go on tours of area businesses and interact with people similar to themselves or who may have a similar job in the community.

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