Community Day Services (Day Program)

Open Door workshops are buzzing with activity every day of the week! Enter either of our two campus locations, and you will be greeted by enthusiastic staff. Inside, you will see clients enjoying programming or contently working at their work stations. Our east workshop provides individuals with close supervision and personal care, while the west workshop offers people more independence and work focus. Both Open Door locations deliver a welcoming, comfortable, and fun environment for learning and working.

Senior Center

Our east workshop is home to a very special area we refer to as our Senior Center. This is a unique area designed especially for our clients who are 65 and older. But don’t let the name fool you! This is one of the most bustling spots at Open Door.
The Senior Center offers:
  • A family setting
  • The opportunity to cook your own lunch and snacks
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Old time movies
  • Music
  • Bingo
  • Bird watching
senior center birthday
senior center client

Learning and Resource Center

Our Learning and Resource Center, housed at our west workshop, is the perfect place for people to access the internet or hang out with friends.
This computer lab features:
  • 12 devices with internet access
  • Printers
  • Study cubicles
  • Headphones
  • Coffee bar
  • Comfortable sitting area
learning center
learning center computer work
west workshop employment


Open Door provides our clients an opportunity to earn a wage. Through our two different services, the individuals we serve are able to find their best fit.         

Community Integrated Employment

Our up-and-coming CIE program works closely with the individuals we serve to identify their talents and interests. Through this, they assist with areas such as:

  • Vocational education courses
  • Volunteering with purpose of learning soft and hard skills
  • Community employment
  • Job training

Sheltered Workshop

Production and light manufacturing are offered at the West Workshop, which provides an environment for:

  • On-the-job training
  • Job evaluation
  • Work place safety education
  • Work skill lessons for community employment
  • Assembly services for area businesses



Community Integration


VOICES of Open Door is a service club made up of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. VOICES stands for Volunteer, Opportunities, Inclusion, Community, Encouragement, and Self- Advocacy. Our purpose is to give members the opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills while demonstrating that everyone has value and worth and can serve their community.

Some Cool Stuff We Do                                    

Car Wash                                                                                              Club members hold a car was each summer, which raises funds to further VOICES' mission. This is a free- will donation that helps members purchase materials for various service projects.

car wash

Bake Sale                                                                                          Club members bake homemade goods to give away for free- will donations that benefit VOICES' mission! 

Feed My Starving Children                                                           Club members volunteer to hand- pack dried food in bags that are sealed, boxed, and shipped to needy children around the world. Learn more here.

Park Clean- Up                                                                                Club members partner with the local park district and volunteer to help clean up our local parks. This has helped make a big difference in the community!

Community Integration

Random Acts of Kindness                                                                                

Here at Open Door, we are especially proud of an extraordinary group of clients who choose to give back to a community that does so much for them. They harbor a special passion for the kindness movement, which aims to help everyone create a better world by spreading awareness and increasing involvement in kind actions.                                                                                                                         

donation to animal shelter

                                                                                                                                              Some Cool Stuff We Have Done                                                                                                   

  • Donated school supplies to classrooms at local schools
  • Placed quarters in the carts at our local Aldi
  • Baked dog treats for local vets and animal shelters
  • Presented gift baskets in recognition of local first responders
  • Given care packages to our local mail carriers