Our day support services are designed to enhance clients’ quality of life through regularly occurring recreation and volunteer activities.

Day supports also are a precursor for future vocational services, designed to prepare clients for employment. Community Inclusion introduces concepts such as regular attendance, task completion, problem-solving, safety and cooperation, all within each individual’s support plan.

Types of Activities

  • Enjoying recreational outings such as bowling, tangle boxing, farmers market or day trips to the Oregon Coast
  • Volunteering at community events or on-going regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities
  • Continuing education with a reading coach
  • Gaining life skills such as personal safety, completion of tasks and cooperation
  • Networking in a variety of community environments

Supervisor Training

Activities can include socialization, recreation, volunteer projects, community outings and skill building opportunities. Staff members who supervise the activities are trained on each participant’s medical needs and are prepared to administer medication, implement protocols and support plans, and observe individuals’ overall health and well-being.

Our clients enjoy a sense of participation, accomplishment, personal reward and contribution to their communities thanks to these activities, from volunteering for Operation Backpack to weekly learning opportunities with a reading coach. Individuals maintain or expand their adaptive skills, independence, integration and participation in the community by being part of this program.


Community Inclusion Services (CIS) are active and engaging designed around each individual’s needs, interests and abilities. Participation varies and may be once a week, several times a week or daily Monday through Friday. Services introduce concepts such as attendance, task completion, problem solving, safety and cooperation with respect to the individuals Person Centered Support Plan. Opportunities can include socialization, recreation, volunteer projects, community outings, and skill building.

This program’s home base offers a roomy atmosphere that allows for lots of personal space and noise reduction. It’s located in a beautiful park like setting with a tranquil walking path, garden area and wooded backdrop. Staff specialize in creating individualized schedules and activities in conjunction with Individual support plans, behavior supports, and support documents. Daily community inclusion is the primary goal occurring either in small groups, pairs or 1:1. Two sessions are offered throughout the day.
Dallas offers a combination of both Amity and McMinnville all in one session! Program hours are from 9am to 1pm and transportation is provided. Both programs are delivered out of the same building and on the same floor. The larger area focuses on providing ample amounts of personal space with an emphasis on medical and behavioral supports. A pleasant area for walking and visiting local shops and eateries in addition to daily outings in/out of town are offered. The smaller space is designed for participants who are interested in spending a longer period of time in the community with an emphasis on volunteering. Three of the five hours are community based.
Located in central McMinnville and within walking distance of several shops, eateries and public venues is Mac CIS. The bulk of this programs time is spent participating in the community. The AM session is five hours, three of those is spent participating in community activities. The PM session is four hours, three of which are community based.  Both sessions break into three separate groups when accessing community activities, with a primary emphasis on volunteerism. The program site has a “community center” feel with air hockey, pool table, Wii, and karaoke to name a few.  The MVA library and reading program are also based in this location.

The best part of working with our clients is the way you feel when you come to work. Seeing the clients light up when they see you and genuinely are so happy you are there. It makes you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself, you’re making someone’s life better, making someone happy just being there that day and that makes this job like no other.

Randy McCallister, MVA Employee