Bridges/Pre-Vocational Services

Our Bridges program, located in Elkwood, Virginia, offers day-support and pre-vocational services for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Bridges utilizes a person-centered approach to provide training and supports, including meaningful community activities and inclusivity.

The goal of the program is to provide services built on the principles of:

  • normalization,
  • community presence,
  • community participation,
  • individual choice,
  • empowerment,
  • natural consequences and support,
  • training, and
  • assistance in the least restrictive environment possible.

The program offers activities designed to help individuals with such skills as daily and independent living, socialization, problem solving, decision-making, self-advocacy, communication, fine and gross motor skills, and learning general work skills.

Support, assistance, and training occur during individual and group activities that take place at the program sites or in the community.