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Seven Hills Foundation

Social, Educational, and Vocational Learning

Community-Based Day Supports


Community-Based Day Support (CBDS) provides individuals with the skills needed to develop, enhance, and maintain their competence and confidence in personal, social, and community-based activities. Included in the program are vocational trainings and work options to develop and foster core skills and vocational attributes necessary for social and vocational independence. Training includes five key areas of development:  First Impressions, Expressive Art, Advocacy, Vocational Training, and Health Fitness/Recreation. Additionally, individuals in this program can work up to 15 hours per week. The goals of CBDS are to provide training, community access, and opportunity for people to enrich their lives. CBDS provides a clearly defined path for social and vocational advancement and independence.

Program activities include:

  • 12 community-based learning activities each month
  • 8 classroom-based learning opportunites each month
  • Access of up to 15 hours per week of employment in Massachusetts
  • Unlimited access to employment in Rhode Island