Serving People with Different Abilities
Relationship and a sense of place and identity are at the heart of our mission.
GAL Enterprises partners with adults with intellectual disabilities and their families, friends and loved ones to build and maintain a life full of opportunity, meaning, fun and learning so that they may remain active, contributing and valued tenants, home owners, neighbors, employees and friends in their homes and communities.
We succeed by earning the satisfaction of all our partners and stakeholders and respect the trust of those who govern us, partner with us and walk with us in relationship.
We are committed to teaching and empowering individuals to make their own choices and experience life’s diverse possibilities.
GAL ENTERPRISES specializes in developing and maintaining Educational Services that are specific to Adaptive Skill Development, Social Skill Development and Behavior Management Training that are structured to meet each person’s individual training needs and wants in achieving our mission.
We offer a team approach that incorporates two Administrators and a Case Manager and elite Mentors that offer a one-on-one learning framework with each client they coach and all become part of the larger circle of support to that person.
Competency development is the key to Independence.
They will serve as a life mentor, teacher and friend to that person and use multiple teaching strategies to promote understanding and participation in some of the following adaptive skills:
SELF CARE: bathing, dressing, grooming, diet, healthy options
SELF DIRECTION: Exercising choice, problem solving, initiating & planning activities
HOME LIVING SKILLS: Cooking, housekeeping, laundry, maintaining a home and sharing space
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Utilizing positive behavioral support strategies & routines
FUNCTIONAL ACADEMICS: Using reading, writing, math, budgeting/banking and listening skills
COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP SKILLS: Shopping, transportation, using resources, friendship
HEALTH & SAFETY SKILLS: In the home and Community, interfacing with Doctors and Pharmacy
LEISURE & RECREATIONAL SKILLS: Building community through meaningful participation
SOCIAL SKILLS: Understanding relationships, emotions, social cues, conflict, feelings
COMMUNICATION: Understanding verbal and non-verbal language, using adaptive aids
Community life then becomes a valuable system of self-sufficient community maintenance, truly empowering people to flourish.
People can choose to live with paid staff or peer roommates. Each model offers solutions that promote partnership, affordability, friendship and at times patience and understanding in sharing a home together.
GAL Enterprises Management
We offer over 29 years’ experience in the field of Intellectual Disability & Mental Health.
Specializing in teaching and instruction towards health and independence in:
Transitional services for those moving from large institutional setting to community living
Our work is guided by the principles of Inclusion:
ALL PEOPLE have a RIGHT to live in their COMMUNITY with the RIGHT support and CHOOSE the PEOPLE and PLACES with which they would like to spend THEIR TIME.