Smile Farms Program Without Walls

The Smile Farms Program Without Walls services 29 participants.  This program provides a unique opportunity to incorporate a paid work experience for the group.  Each day the program participants work in the Smile Farms greenhouse facilities for 1½ hours.  Each consumer is paid minimum wage for their efforts.  The Program without Walls is supervised by five staff members who have extensive experience working with people who are Intellectually Disabled.  Staff is required to have horticulture knowledge or experience.  As an individual becomes a more independent worker, other options relative to his/her vocational life goals are explored.  Meetings with the individual, his/her advocate, job coach and day habilitation staff is held to discuss other job placement.