For over 50 years, Life’s WORC has provided comprehensive services and support to people with intellectual disabilities and autism and their families in Queens, Manhattan, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Today, we support more than 2,000 people across our residential locations, day and community programs. Additional programs for both families and people with intellectual disabilities include at-home support, skills development and behavioral intervention, social recreational programs, and vocational training opportunities.
The Family Center for Achievement
The Family Center for Achievement (FCA) is Long Island’s premier center for specialized services and programs supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and their families, as well as the community at large. Located in a sensory-friendly 9,800-square-foot building, we offer a range of educational classes, social programs, special events, school-based and gap programs as well as recreational and vocational services. Our commitment to the whole family includes a personalized level of support, respite, and social opportunities for parents, guardians, siblings and loved ones. In addition, we are open to members of the community without disabilities and welcome people of all abilities into our programs.
Financial Support: Life’s WORC Trust Services
Life’s WORC Trust and Financial Support Services is here to help by ensuring and planning for financial security for people with various disabilities. Through Life’s WORC Trust Services, you can put aside money for the future care of you or your loved one while protecting the government entitlement benefits crucial to your well-being. We offer a choice of special needs Pooled Trusts—in which your money is pooled together with others, as well as private or Individual Supplemental Needs Trust, so you can plan for your financial future with confidence. In addition, we offer a variety of Planned Giving programs to help you make a difference in the lives of people with special needs well into the the future.
WORC Force is a multi-purpose, community-based center that helps those with a range of abilities and learning challenges master in-demand skills for the workplace and beyond. In work, many find their calling, their joy, and a greater sense of community. WORC Force is designed to give those with a wide range of abilities the opportunity to build upon their talents and skills and improve their well-being.
In Pursuit of Our Mission, We Follow these Core Values:
Responsibility to One Another
High Quality Supports & Services
Teamwork: Learn & Grow Together
Communication: Engage, Listen, and Share