Philadelphia, PA, December 15, 2015 – On Friday, December 11, 2015, Intercommunity Action, Inc., (Interact) officially relocated its Activity Center day program for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) from its long time location at 4120 Tower Street to its new location at 7372 Henry Avenue (just above Saul High School). The highly anticipated move is an exciting time for agency staff, program participants, supports coordinators, and the community-at-large, because with the move comes added programs and resources.
Tower Street, the previous site for the Activity Center, was an industrial warehouse setting that was appropriate for the sheltered workshop program that Interact previously offered, before converting to a day program. While that site served the program well for many years, Interact’s Board made the decision to move the program’s physical location because of the new site’s ability to offer green space, accessibility, visibility, and multi-room programming in an attractive, airy building with abundant natural light and views of trees and meadows. The renovated facility includes a dedicated sensory room designed to meet the needs of those with autism, and enable Interact to expand its autism-focuses services.
Interact’s Activity Center is a licensed day program that provides both in-facility and community-based opportunities that offer persons with disabilities the chance to improve their quality of life and gain greater independence. It offers a wide range of activities, individualized attention, high quality service, flexible attendance options, and career/employment opportunities through its Community Integrated Employment Program. The Activity Center also offers autism day services for adults through the IvyRidge Partnership for Autism Services. “Interact is here to serve. When our capacity to serve and access to resources sees an increase, it’s our responsibility to inform the public that those added resources are available as an option.” says Dawn Thomas, Marketing and Communications Director for Interact. For more information about Interact’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services or to tour the new Activity Center, please call (215) 487-3380 or visit Interact’s IDD Services.
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Intercommunity Action, Inc. – Intercommunity Action, Inc. (Interact) is a nonprofit community based organization founded in 1969, which helps people live fulfilling lives by providing resources Aging, Behavioral Health, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. For more information about Interact and its many programs and services, please visit www.intercommunityaction.org or call 215-487-0914.