Community Supports


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MOKA’s Community Supports Program is designed to serve adults (18 years and older) with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that desire a way to explore increased independence and inclusion through social engagement within community settings. The Community Supports Program includes working with people on building skills through group community-based activities as well as those skills to achieve or retain a job. Each program offered supports people to lead meaningful lives by gaining greater independence to their communities at their own pace. Services are provided in Muskegon, Ottawa and Kent Counties through a person-centered planning process that is completed collaboratively with the person’s support team.

MOKA believes there are endless possibilities when you support people to make choices, develop skills, build relationships and contribute to their communities. We strive to help people progress; so that they can do the things they are interested in within their community, with as minimal support as possible. MOKA will help people to learn to safely ride the bus, walk to places they want to get to, or even access other community transportation options. We help people identify available activities that they enjoy and to learn to access those activities independently or with a peer. Through teaching people to access volunteer opportunities, they learn that their time and service are valuable and can transition these skills to personal or work settings. We also help prepare people for employment by teaching work-related skills such as task completion, problem-solving and resume building. We support each person to have a greater awareness of their communities and their resources so that they can gain independence to fully participate and become active members of their community.

Access to the Community Supports Program

Those interested in our Community Supports Program can contact us directly with questions.

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Community Supports Hours
8 AM to 5 PM

Community Supports Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact for more information on MOKA’s Community Supports Program?

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any additional questions by emailing us at info@moka.org.

Where is MOKA’s Community Supports Program located?

MOKA’s Community Supports Program currently has three sites in Kent County, two sites in Muskegon County, and two sites in Ottawa County. Located in these counties are our MOKA launch pads or connections sites that are used for “in class” teaching, eating lunch and other activities which require an indoor setting.  We prioritize learning from the people and places around us and commonly use the community as our classroom.  We spend most of our time in the community doing activities, contributing to the community through volunteering, learning activities and health and wellness.

Please click the respective location link for a detailed program flyer!

When are group services provided?

All the group services are provided from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

What is Group Community Living Supports (GCLS)?

GCLS focuses on relationships, interactions, and life skills that enable participants to become more involved and engaged in their community. Experiences such as volunteering and participating in regular community activities enables meaningful integration for the people we serve.

What does Skill Building focus on?

Skill Building (SB) focuses on helping individuals discover their own abilities, self-worth, work goals and life plans. Participants explore potential jobs using job search tools, prepare for the interview process, are given opportunities for career exploration, and prepare for a potential job.

Who are MOKA’s Specialized Programs for?

MOKAs specialized programs are for people who want to be involved in the community but have behavioral support needs and/or higher medical and/or personal care needs. The people in the behavioral focused groups may benefit from the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) principles in supporting learning and independence, in which our MOKA employees are trained in MOKA has designed the higher medical needs programs to support person’s served physical therapy and occupational therapy needs by working with their current Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

When are group services provided?

All the group services are provided from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

What is the LINKED Program?

The LINKED program provides Community Living Supports (CLS) based on a person’s individual goals in their community. A Certified Peer Mentor is the direct care staff member that offers a unique approach to the delivery of services from a peer perspective. They provide information about local support systems and the best ways to navigate them. The LINKED is a program is offered in Kent County.

What are some types of activities that Community Supports provide?

  • Safety Skills
  • Community involvement and exploration
  • Mobility training
  • Volunteer sites and planning (2-3) times per week
  • Art Exploration (adult hands-on activities, museums, music, etc.)
  • Relationships & Boundaries
  • Hygiene (appearance, etc. 1 time per month or as needed)
  • Wellness (emotional, physical, etc.)
  • Etiquettes (manners, communication, cellphone, etc.)
  • Library (book check out/in, research, internet surfing, etc.) bi-weekly
  • Person Centered Planning Skills
  • Rights of Persons Skill Training
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Determination
  • Job Readiness for E2 groups ( 1-2) per week