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Welcome Home Program

Drop-In Center for Individuals Living with Chronic Mental Illness and the Developmentally Disabled

In 2003, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services responded to an important community need by implementing the Welcome Home Program. The goal was and still remains to assist those living with persistent mental illness to improve their life skills, social skills and employment skills. The Welcome Home Program has since expanded to include adults with developmental disabilities functioning at a high level of independence in community settings. Programming is provided by an experienced mental health clinician. Other professionals teach life skills, pet therapy, art therapy, psychoeducation.

The Drop-In Center is located at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center (7091 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446 | 561-558-2100) and is open four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. There is no cost to participate in the Welcome Home program or its activities, however, an interview is required before beginning the program.

  CONTACT Elyce Gordon, MHC - (561) 558-2155; ElyceG@ralesjfs.org

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