Community Skills is a pre-vocational, day program that enhances overall quality of
life. Emphasis is placed on developing vocational and daily living skills while increasing
and maintaining independence. Training activities are based on each individual’s
abilities, personal choice and interests. Community Skills provides opportunities for
growth in multiple areas of the individual’s life, while affording family members needed
- Independent Living: Staff encourages skill
development and independence while meeting individual basic needs. Support is given
in areas such as mobility, meal time and personal care. Curriculum offered also
promotes development in daily living skills such as cooking, nutrition, budgeting and
- Academics: Individual tutoring and classroom
“style” provide opportunities for growth in the areas of functional reading, writing
- Pre-Vocational: Training is designed for the
transitioning high school student or adult who needs additional skill development
prior to employment. This includes both basic job skills like learning how to package
items and “soft skills” such as responding to supervision and being on time.
- Volunteer Work: Participants have the
opportunity to volunteer for different area businesses and other nonprofits. This
provides needed pre-vocational experience and gives participants an opportunity to
assist others and to give to their community.
- Recreation: We provide leisure opportunities
on campus and in the community such as bowling, crafts and visits to local museums
and parks. It promotes the fun side of life and socialization.
- Socialization: Social connections are a
vital component of life’s experience. All activities encourage interaction with
peers as well as others in the community. Emphasis is on developing social skills
and building relationships in both the vocational and social/recreational contexts.
Currently, we offer this service primarily to individuals in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebarnon and Perry counties.
To find out more about admission, please contact:
Bonnie Mock • 717.232.1831 • 1150 Goodwill Drive • Harrisburg, PA 17101
Rita Yorty • 717.362.3346 • 182 Engle Road • Elizabethville, PA 17023