The Power of Connection

Sam, a participant in Goodwill of the Heartland's Day Habilitation program in the Quad Cities.

"Goodwill Day Habilitation helps me meet my goals." 

~ Participant

"I like all the staff here and like being here." 

~ Participant

"They do a great job and are very caring, which is important to me for my son's wellbeing. They do all they can to stimulate interest." 

~ Participant Guardian

Day Habilitation services provide people with disabilities the information, skills and support needed to participate in their communities. When appropriate these services wrap around community-based employment to fill gaps in a day, provide new experiences and increase social connection opportunities.

Goodwill Day Habilitation encourages participants to:

  • Develop & Maintain Social Skills
  • Learn Positive Behavior Management Strategies
  • Engage in Activities that Promote Positive Physical & Emotional Health
  • Build Important Daily Living Skills

Opportunities are provided in several meaningful activites, including gardening, art, music, volunteering and recreational/cultural experiences. Programming is tailored to each participant's expressed preferences and interests.

Participants attend on a full- or part-time basis, Monday through Friday, depending on their needs. Choice is an important part of the program schedule, which includes a combination of community-based and center-based activities.

Goodwill Day Habilitation services are available in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the Quad Cities.

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Recent Activities & Artwork

Participants in Cedar Rapids Day Habilitation recently took part in the city's Paint a Plow program, adding a personal touch to one of the community's snow plow blades.

Cedar Rapids Day Habilitation recently participated in a Paint a Plow Project.

Day Habilitation Locations

Cedar Rapids

   1441 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE
   Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
   (319) 377-4744


Iowa City

   1470 S. 1st Ave.
   Iowa City, IA 52240
   (866) 466-7881


Quad Cities

   320 W. Kimberly Rd.
   (NorthPark Mall, Space 234)
   Davenport, IA 52806
   (563) 484-3737


For additional information, please reach out using our online contact form.