Kent Center Programs
How We Can Help
Our programs encourage each person to focus on enrichment activities, skill acquisition, and full community participation. Social and recreational skills are emphasized, and group participation and interaction encouraged. Programming includes a mosaic of classes and workshops offered on-site by Kent Center, as well as community hosted activities. Kent Center’s Day Services can be facilitated with funding through DDA’s Day Habilitation, Community Development Services, or a contract for those in self-direction.
Community Living Support
People with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they want, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. Kent Center offers a variety of affordable and safe community residential options throughout Kent and northern Queen Anne’s counties including single family homes and apartments.
Career Exploration and Employment Services
Individualized support focuses on the right employment opportunity for the right person. Focusing on a person’s abilities, goals, and objectives, our Job Coaches assist with skill development, job readiness and offer support throughout a new employment partnership. Tailored to meet each person’s specific needs, job coaching services may include a mixture of on and off-site training and counseling.
Personal Support Services
Flexible programming that provides each individual with the choice and the opportunity to control their home and how they live their lives. PSS allows people to live as independently as possible, to pursue their dreams and experience the joys and challenges of everyday life with great flexibility in scheduling. Through one-to-one support, individuals supported by Kent Center are able to discover passions, access social and recreational opportunities, and enjoy the world around them.
Through our Respite and Emergency Respite Programs, Kent Center provides temporary, short-term services regardless of where one lives. Respite care through Kent Center creates opportunities for families or primary caregivers to have time away, either for a couple hours or several days, and may be planned or be implemented in a crisis or emergency situation. Respite services are available as outlined in an person’s PCP or as a private pay option.
Activities and Community Integration
Whether it is learning to play Pickleball, trying out a new restaurant, attending a sporting event, or visiting a local park, people supported by Kent Center are encouraged to participate in activities all around Kent County and beyond. Our community calendar offers a variety of engaging opportunities that meet a spectrum of interests. Participating in the community we live and work in helps us to be better citizens and neighbors.