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Life Skills Development

Goodwill's Life Skills Development program supports young adults with developmental disabilities

Experiencing good days with good friends! The Life Skills Development program supports young adults with developmental disabilities to gain the confidence and independence needed to lead more productive and active lives. Goodwill operates two centers that develop and provide activities based on individual interests and needs. Our participants may choose a variety of classes and opportunities to improve life skills through vocational exploration, health and wellness activities, arts and enrichment classes, community integration and volunteer opportunities. This personal, engaging approach provides a foundation of skills, confidence and self-awareness that better prepares participants for life and work in the community. 

Life Skills Development Helping Young Adults gain confidence and independenceHere’s what we offer:

  • Supportive learning environment with opportunities to build new skills while maintaining present abilities in mobility, communication, academics, self advocacy and independent living.
  • Community integration such as volunteer opportunities, community and career exploration.
  • Recreation and social activities such as playing cards, enjoying sports or exercise, arts and music appreciation, parties, using computers, and spending time with friends.
  • Community outings to learn about community resources and enhance vocational exploration.
  • Personal attention to your needs and desired outcomes.
  • Case management to assess your service needs, monitor your progress and provide counseling and guidance.
  • Trained staff dedicated to providing you good days with good friends.


  • 18-35 years of age.
  • Have a developmental disability.
  • Have an interest in developing life and work skills and increased community opportunities with a desire to be as independent as possible.
  • Do not require any skilled nursing assessment, observation, or care.
  • Need minimal or no assistance with daily living skills.
  • Do not pose any safety risks to self or others.

Funding Sources: Family Care, IRIS, or Private Pay

To make a Referral: Contact our Intake Coordinator at (855) 455-1110 to make a referral or for more information.


James O. Wright Center for Work and Training
6055 N. 91st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225

Goodwill Center for Work and Training
5600 S. 60th Street
Greendale, WI 53129

Hours of Service:
While hours of operation vary slightly by location and service, most Day Services programs operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

GoodwCARFill Day Service programs are CARF International accredited.This dedication to service excellence, processes, and continual improvement helps ensure the highest quality of program delivery.

Additional Services

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440