Friends Forever Day Habilitation (Day Hab) Program provides social and behavior supports for adults with intellectual or mental health disabilities in order to prevent isolation, forge new friendships, encourage community integration, and to provide leisure & recreation activities. Friends Forever Members participate in different activities and work on goals they help develop during their Individual Comprehensive Plan.
Friends Forever Day Hab Program is funded by Medicaid, Private Pay, and other Resources.
Quiet Time is a program designed for Friends Forever Members that have a Mental Illness diagnosis. This program is part of the Friends Forever Day Hab program and is held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00. The Quiet Time Program focuses on topics and activities to help members cope with their mental illness, discussion groups, and opportunities for community integration. Friends Forever Members attending this program must have a referral from their psychiatrist.
Friends Forever Quiet Time Program (Day Hab) is funded by Medicaid, Private Pay, and other resources.
Supported Community Living
Supported Community Living (SCL) services are designed to provide support for adults with intellectual or mental health disabilities who wish to live in the community but need supports to do so.
Friends Forever SCL Program is funded by Medicaid, Private Pay, and other resources.
Special Olympics Iowa
Friends Forever participates in the North Central Area of Special Olympics Iowa. Friends Forever began offering this Day Hab community integration program in the year 2000. During our first year, we had 7 athletes participate in track & field. We now have 23 athletes who participate in track & field, bowling, and basketball skills. Our program also holds a monthly meeting where the athletes meet and discuss different topics within the Friends Forever Special Olympics Program.
Friends Forever also participates in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a fundraiser that involves officers statewide converging on Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA to pass the torch to a Special Olympics Athlete who, in turn, lights the Olympic flame at the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Iowa State Summer Games. Law enforcement agencies in Hamilton County sponsor a torch for Special Olympics Iowa and provides runners to carry the torch through Webster City. Along with the Torch Run, Friends Forever coordinates a special presentation for the athletes in Hamilton County, which allows them the chance to speak in front of 250 teammates, friends, family, and local community people.
All donations in the name of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, private donations, poker runs, guns & hoses, and torch run t-shirt sales, goes directly to Special Olympics Iowa. If you would like to donate to indvidual teams within Hamilton County, donations can be directed specifically to those teams by contacting or sending your donation to the school/agency of your choice. For more information about the Torch Run Presentation in Hamilton County, please contact Kenric Weinschenk at Friends Forever (515-832-9550).
Participating Teams in Hamilton County
South Hamilton School - Jewell, IA
Webster City High School
Webster City Middle School
Webster City Sunset Heights Elementary
Friends Forever Social Education Center - Webster City, IA
Friends Forever Peer Support Center
The Friends Forever Peer Support Center is a program for Friends Forever Members that provides a non-discriminatory atmosphere to enhance personal, social, and community living skills. The Friends Forever Peer Support Center will offer topics and activities that create learning experiences and opportunities for community integration.
For more information about this program, please contact Kenric Weinschenk at Friends Forever (515-832-9550).