Training and Activities

Our Program is a behavioral program, which means that we will be, along with providing an opportunity for community integration, utilizing behavioral intervention techniques to assist our consumers in overcoming some of their challenges. Our behavioral intervention will be implemented with the following goals in mind:

  • The long term goals of this program pre to assist individuals through acquisition and maintenance of functional skills to achieve full participation in their community in accordance with their abilities Full participation includes both work and life experiences.
  • Another long term goal is to facilitate social emotional growth, communication, risk taking, improve self empowerment and the ability to make reasonable choices, improve interpersonal skills and embrace self esteem and self confidence.
  • Short term goals include enhancement of community awareness and acquisition of specific skills related to self care, hygiene, participation in activities of interest and accessing community activities.

Special Needs

Providing Bridges


A Family Affair Bridges specializes in providing opportunities for those who require assistance and trained supervision to complete their basic activities of daily living. those Opportunities will primarily be driven by three components:

  • The individual will access the community in the same manner as their non-disabled peers.
  • The individual will be able to make informed decisions regarding job choices.
  • The individual will experience a variety of social recreational activities that he/she may previously not have had the opportunity to be involved.


Basic computer navigation training will be offered to all interested consumers. With a physician's release, access to exercise equipment will be made available as well. Other Activities will include sewing, crocheting, arts and crafts, woodworking, photography, and scrapbooking



Mrs. Carolyn Mitchell is the President/CEO of a Family Affair Bridges. She has been servicing the needs of the developmentally delayed consumers for over 18 years. She is the proud owner of seven residential care homes for the elderly and adults. Her commitment is both physical and spiritual. Her philosophy of "family first" has been manifested by her approach with the consumers she provides for. She ensures that her staff are trained and qualified to care for the needs of all individuals who will attend the program. She was recognized by President George Bush for her commitment to making a difference in the lives of the developmentally delayed, which was announced in the December 2006 Wall Street Journal. In 2006, she was also the recipient of the National Business Advisory Council.


President/CEO Carolyn Mitchell