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Community Options to host ribbon cutting for new Day Habilitation program

Community Options, Inc. of Amarillo announced Thursday the Grand Opening of its new Day Habilitation facility, located at 3010 SW 27th. (Courtesy: Community Options, Inc.)

Community Options, Inc. of Amarillo announced Thursday the Grand Opening of its new Day Habilitation facility, located at 3010 SW 27th.

Community Options is a nationally-based non profit organization incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Princeton, N.J. The nonprofit serves thousands of individuals with disabilities throughout 11 states; Arizona, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

The Amarillo location was established to provide support services to individuals with disabilities in the Texas Panhandle.

Day Habilitation programs are designed to enhance daily living skills, vocational and community skills through volunteerism and community integration. With the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce on hand, the program will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. The program is expected to support 50 people under a staff of 11 employees.

“Community Options Amarillo is opening the doors to a new site location to provide easier access, more space and hopes to involve the community in visiting us,” said Community Options Amarillo Executive Director, Nicole Britt. “We’re also looking to assist the community with volunteer and potential employment opportunities.”

Community Options supports people to actualize their potential, acquire new skills, develop meaningful relationships, contribute to their communities, build self-esteem and enjoy new experiences. Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.

Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The Amarillo office supports support 75 individuals in Amarillo, while 437 individuals are served in all of Texas.

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