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Research Article  |   November 1981
The Development of a Work-Oriented Day Center Program
Author Affiliations
  • Margot C. Howe, Ed.D., OTR, is Associate Professor, Tufts University-Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cecile T. Weaver, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is Director of Towne House Creative Living Center, Oakland, California
  • Jane Dulay, OTR, is Occupational Therapist, Transitional Employment Program Coordinator, Towne House Creative Living Center, Oakland, California
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Mental Health / Features
Research Article   |   November 1981
The Development of a Work-Oriented Day Center Program
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1981, Vol. 35, 711-718. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.11.711
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1981, Vol. 35, 711-718. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.11.711
Abstract

A community-based day center for former psychiatric patients developed a new work-oriented pilot program for members who want to change and become more self-directed and independent in their living situations. After a year the pilot program was evaluated. On the basis of the evaluation recommendations, the program became a permanent and expanded part of the center’s activities. The expansion included a strong occupational therapy component and a Transitional Employment Program.