Enable is a program for people with severe intellectual, physical and behavioral challenges. Many program participants have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Enable citizens participate in rehabilitative initiatives such as hand-over-hand training: folding, recycling and pulping paper, then making delightful greeting cards that are for sale at our Thrift Store.
Community Volunteerism is a cornerstone of Enable, with participants regularly volunteering to make lunches at Three Square or serving the homeless at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Charmane likes coming to Opportunity Village where she can volunteer in the community, spend time with her friends and earn a paycheck through Project Enable. As a member of Enable since 2010, she has the opportunity to pursue her own interests, learn, make friends and help others while volunteering at other nonprofit organizations.
Volunteering in the community is one of the program’s cornerstones and something that Charmane immensely enjoys. Helping makes her feel good. She is happy to serve lunch and to help clean the tables at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, and she likes bagging food as a volunteer at southern Nevada food bank Three Square.
Back at the Opportunity Village campus, she spends time with her friends and enjoys dancing to Richard Simmons workout videos. On payday, she loves shopping with her mom.
Project Enable gives her a place to belong – something that we all seek.