Day Services

Day Services

Alternatives Day Services (day habilitation programs) provide a variety of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to develop the skills and supports they need to improve their lives. Each of Alternatives’ five day programs has a particular focus: the programs in Whitinsville and Hopedale are developmental learning centers; Worcester and Wrentham programs specialize in behavioral support; and the center in Douglas provides enrichment for seniors.

What all of the programs share is a commitment to helping participants reach their highest potential and maximize their ability to develop valued roles and meaningful relationships in their communities.

Services Offered

Skill Building

Alternatives Day Services provides the individualized support necessary to help the people we serve enjoy all the benefits of community living. Emphasis is placed on community safety, social interaction, communication, self-care, and physical mobility.

Community-Based Activities

Participants are encouraged and supported to apply the skills they develop in community settings. Examples of the types of activities scheduled include trips to the market or laundromat, swimming at community pools and volunteering at other community organizations.

Nursing and Therapeutic Support

Program nurses and specialized consultants provide a wide variety of specialized supports, including occupational, physical, and speech therapy; medication administration; health screening and monitoring; and health and wellness activities. Consultants also provide input on environmental design and train staff in the appropriate use of adaptive equipment.


The Adult Learning Center

1 Main Street, Whitinsville MA 01588
(508) 234-9721
Hours of Operation: M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

The Center for Personal Achievement

2 Airport Road, Hopedale MA 01747
(508) 488-2270
Hours of Operation: M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Community Connections

100 Stonewall Boulevard, Wrentham MA 02093
(508) 384-2414
Hours of Operation: M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

The Senior Enrichment Program

6 North Street, Douglas MA 01516
(774) 280-7007
Hours of Operation: M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Worcester Connections

286 Lincoln Street, Worcester MA 01605
(508) 853-7463
Hours of Operation: M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Though unlikely, in the event that a wait list becomes necessary at one of our day habilitation programs, Alternatives adheres to a wait list procedure. Click here to learn more.