Mainstream Living

Community Integration - The Center

The Center offers two levels of day habilitation programming. When determining which program to enroll in, we will meet with members and their team to determine which program best meets their needs.


ACE is a member driven program where members determine and lead the direction of the program with staff support. Member interest and need will impact the types of activities or discussions the group may participate in. ACE’s purpose is to help increase independence for adults who already display a higher level of independence in their lives. This is done through such focuses as community integration, volunteerism, advocacy and skill development. 

Day Hab

Day Hab is a program meant to focus on community integration, volunteerism, socializations and skill development. All activities and participation are based on choice meaning each member chooses activities each day based on their interest, staff availability and member safety. The idea is to find activities which are interesting and stimulating to each member. 


Program Hours


9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


1200 McCormick Ave, Ames, IA 50010


If you have additional questions about programs offered at The Center, please contact Amber Schaefer, Program Director.

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