Helping Hand Center provides recreational opportunities on a weekly basis in the late afternoon. These programs are open to any adults or high school students with disabilities and provide a variety of activities which reinforce social skills and encourage independence. They also provide structured experiences in which participants can have fun while meeting new people.

Summer 2017 Programs

Afterhours groups will not take place on:

  • Monday, July 3, 2017
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Monday, September 4, 2017

PROGRAMS BEGIN: July 5, 2017


Monday – Creative Crafters | 3:00pm – 6:00pm.
It’s all about creating projects that you can keep, give as gifts, or sell at craft fairs and events. A variety of art media and tools will be used, including paint, glitter, foam, beads, and fabric.
Max: 12     Program fee: $125 per month/$375 per quarter


Tuesday – Bowling | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Each week we will bowl one to two games at a bowling alley. Rolling Lanes Bowling Center in Countryside will be our primary site unless there is a conflict with their schedule; in that case we will go to another local bowling alley. Participates are asked to bring $10 at the beginning of the month to cover the cost of the games each month.
Max: 12     Program fee: $90 per month/$270 per quarter


Wednesday – Let’s Put On A Show | 3:00pm-6:00pm
Come and be part of The Center Stage Theater Group! Over the next three months, we will work on our acting skills. We welcome all levels of involvement and experience – we have roles for everyone! The first hour of this group, we will be working on musicality. The next two hours, this group will work on acting with our bodies, our voices, and our emotions.
Max: 12     Program fee: $125 per month/$375 per quarter


Thursday – Bust-A-Move | 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Come learn all the cool dance moves and get a good workout!
Max: 12     Program fee: $80 per month/$240 per quarter


Friday – Weekly Wildcard | 3:00pm-6:00pm.
Game on! Every Friday afternoon, our participants will enjoy a day of socialization through a variety of games. The group will experience friendly competition and fun through board games, video games, and other activities.
Max: 12     Program fee: $115 per month/$345 per quarter