Healing Steps Community Day Program:
Engage, Empower, and Enrich

Welcome to a program where every day is about more than just passing the time – it's about engagement, enrichment, and empowerment. The Healing Steps Community Day Program invites adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to immerse themselves in a world of active participation, learning, and community integration.


At Healing Steps, we believe in creating opportunities for our participants to thrive in a secure, nurturing, and inclusive environment. We bridge the gap for individuals awaiting state funding, offering a private, high-quality alternative that promises personal attention and care.

Mission Statement

Healing Steps Community Day Program aims to integrate adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the community within a supportive and nurturing environment.

About the Day Program

Our Day Program, catered to those awaiting state funding, enriches participants’ lives through a structured routine filled with social activities, work opportunities, and independent living skills development, operational from Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, with special weekend activities.

Our Day Program Difference:

  • Tailored Care: With a low staff-to-participant ratio, we guarantee a high level of service and personalized attention.
  • Engaging Activities: Boredom is banished here! Our participants enjoy a full schedule, engaging in cooking, cleaning, and life skills development.
  • Community Integration: Regular outings and interactions with the community are not just outings but opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Therapeutic Support: Individual therapy sessions are a cornerstone of our program, catering to the unique needs of each participant.
  • A Safe Haven: Families can rest assured their loved ones are in a secure, nurturing environment that cherishes their value and potential.

Our Philosophy:

We at Healing Steps believe that every individual has the right to live a fulfilling life. Our program is not a mere "daycare"—it's a progressive and dynamic environment where adults with special needs can continue to learn, grow, and enrich their lives.

Join Our Community:

If you're seeking a place where your loved one will be active, engaged, and cared for like family, look no further. Healing Steps is ready to walk with you and your family on this journey, providing peace of mind and a pathway to enrichment and independence.

Program Highlights

Structured Daily Routine: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and weekends upon registration.

Culinary Skills: Daily cooking and baking activities not only teach valuable life skills but also contribute to our Craft Shows.

Therapy Pet Program: Participants take part in caring for and training therapy dogs, enriching both their lives and those of the pets.

Housekeeping: Performing daily maintenance tasks to instill a sense of responsibility.

Community Engagement: From selling goods at Craft Shows to participating in outings, we practice and teach essential social and financial skills

Join Our Family

Our dedicated staff and volunteers are here to ensure a safe, rewarding, and enriching experience for all. As we gear up to open our doors in the South Suburbs of Chicago, we invite you to join us on this journey of growth, community, and joyful learning.

Fee structure

For a comprehensive experience that includes all activities, lunch, and personalized care, the program fee is set at $1,000.00 per month for five days per week.

Full-Time Participants
$1,000.00 / month

  • 5 days a week (M-F) excluding holidays
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm programming
  • Transportation
  • Lunch and Snack
  • First choice for weekend activities

Part-Time Participants
$20 / hour

  • Days and Hours dependent on agreed terms
  • Lunch and Snack
  • Weekend activities as available

Hours outside of Program
$20 / hour

  • Any additional hours no earlier than 8am and no later than 5pm


Payment for the month of services the previous month.
Example: payment for services to be rendered in July must be paid by June 30th


318 Todd St
Park Forest, IL 60466

Day Program Handbook

To download a copy of the Day Program Handbook please click the button below.

Once you click the button the handbook will automatically download to your downloads folder. 

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Open House Sign Up

Don't wait for another day to pass. Embrace the opportunity for your loved one to live their best life at Healing Steps. For more details, and to register your interest, reach out today.

Interested in talking to us about the day program before you enroll? Fill out the contact form and select “day program” and we will contact you to answer any questions you may have.

We’re excited to announce our upcoming location in the South Suburbs of Chicago, around the Park Forest, IL area.

Embark on a Journey of Healing and Growth:

We at Healing Steps are here to guide you through your steps to recovery and self-improvement. If you're ready to begin, contact us today and take the first step towards a healthier, more empowered life.