Community Living Program: provides 24-hour supported living services to adults with severe developmental disabilities in community-based, single family homes. We offer personal care, nursing, transportation and community integration supports in 19 homes shared by 3-4 adults.
Employment Services: individual, community-based supported employment services to adults and high school students with disabilities. We support participants through job discovery, development, placement and coaching with employers of all types in King & Snohomish County. We provide school-to-work services to help high school students with disabilities find paid employment before graduating.
Clinical Services & Dental Clinic: provides occupational and speech therapies along with assistive technology to maximize independence, communication and mobility for children and adults with disabilities. We specialize in technology-based solutions to create opportunities for internet access, recreation and productivity. The dental clinic provides specialized care for individuals with disabilities and provides training for dentists and dental hygiene students at local colleges and universities.
Art is NOT an Option: an innovative art program designed to provide artists with disabilities studio workshops and opportunities to showcase artwork in the community. The program promotes creativity, dignity, self expression and community integration for all participants.
Seattle BrainWorks: community-based program for adults who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Operating under a clubhouse model, members take ownership through participation in directing and running the program, with the primary goal of learning or relearning skills necessary for reintegration into the community.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
With the addition of the Seattle BrainWorks Clubhouse in 2010 and Art is NOT an Option in 2011, PROVAIL has continued to diversify the breadth of support and resources available to people with disabilities. With the membership gains made in the past two years, Seattle BrainWorks is now transitioning into a larger, better equipped space to allow for a continued increase in services. Since beginning in 2011, Art is NOT an Option has grown to a roster of 67 artists with three monthly workshops, 10 yearly poetry sessions, and specialized classes for children with disabilities.
Most organizations that offer services to people with disabilities tend to be singularly focused and provide limited resources, and people with disabilities must often create their own patchwork network of services in order to meet all of their needs and goals. PROVAIL’s integrated service approach creates a continuum of services where each service the client receives is networked and interconnected; increasing the effectiveness and the value of the services for our clients.
With the majority of visual, auditory and communication aids designed for use by adults, our Assistive Technology Clinic often spends much of its time adapting personal care items for use by children. This includes implementation and installation, building computer systems, communication device repair and mounting issues, and wheelchair driver training.
Our Therapeutic and Assistive Technology Clinic serves over 100 children ages 6-18 with disabilities each year, and the funding opportunities for equipment, technology upgrades, and adaptations is limited.