Project ENABLE supports individuals with severe intellectual and physical disabilities, and related conditions (i.e, seizure disorder, cerebral palsy, etc).
Individuals in ENABLE participate in various activities and rehabilitative initiatives. Activities include American Sign Language (ASL) classes, reading classes, pet therapy, socialization, and community outings to places like Red Rock Casino Bowling Lanes, the Smith Performing Arts Center and Anderson Dairy.
Rehabilitative initiatives include hand-over-hand prompting, motor skills exercises, and other skills training to promote development.
Community volunteerism is a cornerstone of Project ENABLE, with participants spending their time creating bags of food for those in need at Three Square Food Bank, serving food to individuals at various shelters throughout Clark County, and helping keep Las Vegas beautiful through weekly visits to community parks to clean and maintain the grounds.
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.