JCHAI’s member-centered approach is fueled by its personalized toolkit of coaching sessions, classes, social outings, and other services designed to adapt to the specific needs of each member, meeting them where they are.
JCHAI’s navigation services allow our program leaders to collaborate with individuals and families to design a plan tailored to each member’s specific needs and aspirations. Program leaders regularly revisit each plan as our member’s needs evolve, ensuring the plan evolves alongside them.
Regardless of where our members live – whether they are living independently or at home with family – experienced JCHAI professionals design and teach targeted strategies to help members achieve independent living so they can live life on their terms. Coaching focuses on social, educational, and vocational goals, as well as other goals members have identified in their plan.
JCHAI offers a wide range of classes designed to help members develop skills in a fun, safe, and supportive environment where they can thrive. Classes take place in-person, virtually, or in hybrid models. Members will not only learn new skills and explore areas of interest but they’ll strengthen social connections in the process.
Intentional Group Gatherings
JCHAI works hard to organize member gatherings where individuals can build relationships with peers who share their goals and interests. Gatherings are organized in varying locations with varying topics and are always fun and inspiring for our members, especially those working to strengthen their social skills.
Socials, Trips, and Outings
Building and maintaining strong social connections are important for living a full life. Our members, alongside JCHAI support staff, enjoy events, including sports games, dinners, trips to the theater, holiday celebrations, and other fun nights out. Whether we’re enjoying events happening across the Philadelphia region or at one of our HUB centers, there’s always something fun happening at JCHAI.
Visit our Events Page to see the many events currently planned.
We invite you to become a part of the JCHAI community. Together, we’ll redefine what’s possible for individuals with developmental differences or disabilities and empower independence within a community of care.