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Big Hearts is a community-based day program for individuals who have aged out of public schools. Each weekday, we welcome individuals with a variety of abilities to grow through a curriculum based on Communication, Activities of Daily Living, Pre-vocational and Social Skill development. Working in partnership with their families we will develop individual goals for each client (participant).
- ABOUT US: Big Hearts provides an inclusive day program for aging adults & adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities by fostering independence through impactful educational, social, recreational, and vocational initiatives.
- OUR MISSION: Our mission is to help individuals with Intellectual & developmental dissabilities & aging adults learn and attain the skills needed to be as independent as possible.
- OUR MOTTO: Big Hearts Day Hab, changing how you live, not where you live.
Big Hearts Day Hab Ambassador
Big Hearts is offering RESPITE! Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. Come join us for arts & crafts, and music & games. Register today at https://BigHeartsDayHab.org or call 682-419-1914. Space is limited.
North Texas Giving Day!
Big Hearts Day Habilitation Center is approved for NTX Giving Day 2023! Please support our cause by donating at https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/Big-Hearts-Day-Habilitation-Center, or simply search for our name. On an average, day services in the state of Texas have a median cost of $45.00 per day, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all activities and community outings. Clients who are not on a Medicaid Waiver program have to pay out of pocket which for most is not affordable. We need your support to make sure our disabled community have the services needed to ensure they are a viable part of their community. Help us make a difference, again, please give today at https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/Big-Hearts-Day-Habilitation-Center. Although the giving date has passed, the portal for giving will be open year round starting October 3, 2023.
We are excited to announce that Big Hearts Day Hab received community grants (December 2022), (May 2023), and (July 2023) from Walmart Gives! Please stop by the center to see what the community has done. Without this grant the installation of the fence and the fire control panel would not have been possible. Thank you Walmart Gives! Better Together! Walmart! Store #284, Store #6511, Store #4911, and Store #2397. Mansfield, Texas!
Arts & Crafts
Art therapy provides our clients with a creative outlet to express their feelings. It also provides for a sense of pride and ownership of their finished projects. Additionally their finished product can be used as a gift for a friend or a loved one.
Functional Independence helps our clients retain real life skills which take place at our Day Habilitation Center as well as out in the community. These skills will help our clients maintain a level of independence and success which are used to assist skill development, and daily living skills.
Life Skills are the skills needed in order to cope effectively with situations that occur in our everyday life. We work on these skills daily. Some of the basic skills that we work on are cooking skills, housekeeping skills, calendar skills, effective communicating, basic technology skills, safety skills, money management, etc.
Daily exercise will be integrated to help maintain a sense of wellbeing. Each client will be assessed by a certified personal trainer and a plan will be developed for his/her capabilities.
Applied Music is most of our client’s favorite activity. It has many positive benefits. When singing and/or playing musical instruments, this aids with the active part of the brain whereas, when listening or dancing to music helps with the receptive part of the brain. Music can reduce stress, help with self-esteem, help with verbal communication and coping skills.
Community involvements an intracule part of our Day Habilitation Center. This is where our clients exercise certain skills learned. Our clients will explore different restaurants, libraries, museums and places of recreation.
Social skills help to bridge the communication gap that is necessary to relate properly with others. These skills can be verbal or non-verbal. Social skills are important in order to have positive interactions with other individuals.
Daily Living Skills
These are self-care activities that fosters communication, hygiene, grooming, appropriate dress, meal preparation, and safety. Skills are catered to the needs of the client.
BIG HEARTS EXPANSION PROJECT WISH LIST
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE!
We are asking for your help to partner with us today so we can help our community overcome circumstances beyond their control. We need a larger facility that will allow the space our clients so desperately need. We need your help to expand our program, and to reach everyone in our community who can benefit from our services.
To increase our ability to service the community.
To provide ongoing programming for our clients.
To allow more space for much needed day to day activities.
To expand our services to families in need.
HOW CAN I MAKE AN EXPANSION IMPACT?
In order to expand our programs, we need your help! Become a "Big Hearts Builder" today. Contact Ellen Robinson for more information.
Guide Star Seal Of Transparency
We're excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Silver Seal Of Transparency with Candid! Now you can support our work with trust and confidence. Proudly visit https://Guidestar.org and enter our proud name "Big Hearts Day Habilitation Center". You can make your tax deductible donation there.
Mansfield Area Chamber Of Commerce