Ready For Life Skill Building

Work Skills

Work Skills is a transitional program designed to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities with vocational, safety, and community living training, all in a community workforce or volunteer setting. This program is geared toward individuals who want to make progress in the areas of economic self-sufficiency and independence, but who are not quite ready to be competitively employed. The community serves as a classroom as participants serve and learn in a variety of volunteer and work sites while also working with our staff in the areas of resume preparation, job exploration, filling out applications, and interview training. See below for our Work Skills community partners.

Fast Facts

Adults ages 26 and up who can work semi-independently

Year-round service

Weekday schedule based on individual’s needs

2-year program

2-3 hours of training and assistance and 2-3 hours of job exploration each day

RFL provides door-to-door transportation within the boundaries covered by the Rapid Go Bus and Hope Network

Located in southeast Grand Rapids

Program runs Monday through Friday

We strive to maintain a ratio of not more than 5 clients to 1 staff member

Life Skills

This program is designed to enrich the lives of adults with disabilities by helping them gain proficiency in skills related to safety, recreation, relationships, socialization, leadership, community integration and independent living skills. RFL staff assist each individual in maintaining and increasing their independence by focusing on the goals stated in their Person-Centered Plan. Teaching and coaching take place in a group setting both in the community and at our service location. This unique combination of settings enables us to serve individuals with a variety of developmental diagnoses.

Life Skills may include, but is not limited to, the following activities:

  • Gardening
  • Attending community events/activities
  • Shopping
  • Volunteering
  • Attending local sporting events
  • Cooking and baking
  • Exercise
  • Vocational experiences

Fast Facts

Adults ages 26 and up

Year-round service

Weekday schedule based on individual’s needs

A minimum of 2 hours in the community each day

RFL provides door-to-door transportation within the boundaries covered by The Rapid Go Bus and Hope Network

Located in southeast Grand Rapids

Program runs Monday through Friday

We strive to maintain a ratio of not more than 5 clients to 1 staff member

Work Skills Brochure

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Life Skills Brochure

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Skill Building Testimonials

We have seen Angie’s joy the days she’s with you and the Blessings you are to her and the others.

Ready to Apply?

If you are interested in applying to the Skill Building 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: info@rflnetwork.org or fax: 616-419-4152.

Work Skills Partners

Life Skills Partners