Ready For Life Group CLS

The Ready for Life Group CLS program is designed to enrich the lives of adults with disabilities by helping them gain proficiency in skills related to safety, relationship building, socialization, leadership, community integration, recreation, and independent living skills. The program also promotes building pre-employment skills for those individuals who may want to pursue employment outside of Ready For Life. RFL staff assist each individual in maintaining and increasing their skills by focusing on the goals stated in their Person-Centered Plan. Teaching and coaching take place in group settings in the community and at our service location. This unique combination of settings enables us to serve individuals with a variety of developmental diagnoses. RFL provides opportunities for individuals to interact with preferred individuals and engage in preferred activities, emotional, sensory and physical exercises, and breaks from overstimulating environments.

Group CLS may include the following activities:

  • Volunteering
  • Pre-vocational experiences
  • Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Cooking and baking
  • Gardening
  • Attending community events/activities
  • Attending local sports events
  • Indoor swimming
  • Safety classes

Fast Facts

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AgeCalendarScheduleLength of ProgramProgram ComponentsTransportationClient/Staff Ratio
26+Year-roundMonday – Friday, 9am – 3pm.
Attendance is based on individual’s needs
IndefiniteA minimum of 2 hours in the community each dayRFL provides door-to-door transportation within the boundaries covered by the Rapids Go Bus and Hope NetworkStrive to maintain a ratio of not more than 5:1

Ready to Apply?

If you are interested in applying to the Group CLS program, please complete the application and submit it with a copy of the applicant’s most recent plan of service and social work assessment via email: [email protected] or fax: 616-419-4152.

Group CLS Partners

Community Food Club
The Well

Activity Partners

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Grand Rapids Public Museum