Jeremiah’s Place serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing year round, innovative programs.
Jeremiah’s Place’s motto is For Hope and a Future, a biblical passage from Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
As a Christ centered, non-denominational organization, we support and encourage adults with special needs to ensure their rightful place as valued and functional members of the community. Our goals are:
- To help special needs adults gain independence by encouraging them and building their confidence.
- To offer a variety of classes to special needs adults to promote their growth and increase their independence.
- To provide opportunities for students working towards the fields in Teaching Special Ed, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Physical Therapist to work directly with special needs adults outside of the school setting.
- To fill an existing gap within our community, by providing life-long, hands-on learning experiences for special needs adults in a loving and compassionate environment.
- To be available for spiritual, emotional and physical support for caregivers and adults with special needs.
Nutrition and Cooking
This class teaches students how nutrition and health are affected by food intake, and provides information on: food groups and basic nutrition, hands-on food preparation and cooking, following recipes, and cooking safety.
The physical fitness class accompanies the nutrition and cooking class by promoting active living for a healthy body through group exercise.
Anatomy of the Human Body
Anatomy class is vital to connect nutrition, cooking and physical fitness.
Technology, Reading, and Writing
This class intertwines with all classes provides information on the importance and convenience of modern technology in society and the workplace. Students will apply what they’ve learned through hands-on computer based skills. Recognizing the importance of cyber-safety, students will also learn how to protect themselves from potential harm.
This class focuses on sequencing skills that are vital to everyday living. Students will start and finish arts and crafts projects, and will work through all aspects of play production. Arts and crafts projects, and play productions, will be showcased at local art and theatre venues.
This class will teach students aspects of running a small business, organizational skills, and nutrition by providing students with opportunities to grow their own produce, interact with farm animals, and work with local farmers markets.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Jeremiah’s Place is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the community. Come and be the hands and feet of this vision through volunteering and/or tax-deductible donation. Please contact us at JeremiahsPlaceNM@comcast.net, or (505) 717-2352 / (505) 710-8154, also like us on Face Book.