DaCapo Program Turns 30!
May 18, 2016
To many people, 30 years does not seem like a long time. However, when those 30 years are taken in the context of providing essential supports and services to individuals with disabilities, 30 years can be a lifetime of growth, opportunities and successes. This is the story of the DaCapo program at Lethbridge Family Services as they celebrate 30 years of existence within the agency and community. Originally started as a pilot project for day services, the program has expanded to offer supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Every year, the program helps close to 300 individuals improve their quality of life and well-being by providing support and education around employment/volunteer opportunities, social and life skills, and community inclusion. These individuals become contributing members of the community through a variety of partnerships and programs. Since the program was started, over 5 million hours of service have been provided in Southern Alberta through the DaCapo program.