Day Habilitation

A service designed to grow and develop life-skills for people with disabilities.

A team dedicated to maximizing abilities.

Day Habilitation is a service of Imagine the Possibilities that is focused solely on creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and develop life-skills. This resource gives individuals the opportunities to explore skills that interest them and encourage growth from their current ability level. Imagine the Possibilities believes that empowering people to reach their goals is the biggest motivator in growing their skills and abilities.

What is Day Habilitation?

Day Habilitation Services provide assistance and support to the individual in developing or maintaining life skills and achieving community integration and inclusion. Services enhance the individual’s intellectual functioning, physical and emotional health and development, language and communication development, cognitive functioning, socialization, community integration, functional skill development, behavior management, responsibility, self-direction, daily living activities, self-advocacy skills, or mobility.

The locations and hours for Day Habilitation Services are listed below:

Monday – Friday


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

De Witt

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Guthrie Center

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


10:00 AM – 2:30 PM


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Storm Lake

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

How are Day Habilitation Services Developed?

An Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) is developed for each person served. The IDT is comprised of the individual receiving services, service providers, and family members. The individual may invite other parties that they deem important. Through discussion, the team designs goals and objectives based upon the desires, abilities and specific needs of the individual receiving services. These goals and objectives become the framework for the services provided.

Who Schedules and Monitors Services?

Service schedules are based on the needs of the individual and need to be reflective of the goals and objectives that are developed by the IDT.

Services are monitored by the Community Integration Coordinator who communicates with the individual’s Case Manager and guardian. Day Habilitation is accredited by CARF for Community Integration Services.

How are Day Habilitation Services Funded?

Day Habilitation Services are funded primarily through the Federal Medicaid Program and the State of Iowa. Some individuals may be funded through county or private funding sources.

Who is Eligible for Day Habilitation Programming?

Individuals eligible for Day Habilitation services must be diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability or Mental Illness and be at least 16 years of age.

Where are Day Habilitation Services provided?

Day Habilitation services are provided in a community setting.

De Witt, Iowa and Maquoketa, Iowa

Imagine the Possibilities provides Day Habilitation services throughout the local communities of De Witt and Maquoketa. Individuals have the choice to volunteer in their community and participate in leisure activities with assistance from staff. Imagine the Possibilities serves approximately 80 individuals in our Day Habilitation program.

Garnavillo, Iowa and Edgewood, Iowa

Imagine the Possibilities provides Day Habilitation services in the communities of Edgewood and Garnavillo, with individuals from Clayton, Delaware, and Fayette County. Individuals have the choice to participate in a variety of volunteer activities, community activities, and leisure activities with assistance from staff. Imagine the Possibilities serve approximately 65 individuals in our Day Habilitation program.

Day Habilitation Services are provided to individuals through an accredited program by CARF called Community Integration.

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Day Habilitation Services are provided to individuals who would like to work on life-skill goals such as cooking, cleaning, socialization, community safety, etc. through a CARF-accredited program called Community Integration.

Individuals have the opportunity to be active and access their community through communication and socialization activities.