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Helping Hand Center provides recreational opportunities on a weekly basis in the late afternoon and on Saturday. These programs provide a variety of activities which reinforce social skills and encourage independence. They also provide structured experiences in which participants can have fun as well as meet new people.
Monday – Creative Crafters, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

It's all about creating projects that you can keep, give as gifts, or sell at craft fairs and events. A variety of art media and tools will be used, including markers, glitter, foam and beads.

Program fee: $125 per month/$375 per quarter.

Tuesday – You be the Critic, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Every week, participants have the chance to be a movie critic. They will watch movies from every time period and genre and then discuss what they liked and what they didn’t.
Min/Max: 10/20

Program fee: $135/month | $405



Tuesday & Friday – Special Olympics Training, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A great way to exercise, learn the rules of sports, and how to work as a team. Our Special Olympics team will compete in a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, track & field and softball. Times may vary on the program due to games against other Special Recreation teams and tournaments. A schedule will be given out in advance. Please note, transportation will be provided on a very limited basis for this program.

Tuesday Program fee: $90 per month/$270 per quarter

Friday Program fee: $80 per month/$240 per quarter

Wednesday – Bust a Move, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come learn all the cool dance moves and get a workout along the way. Learn dance moves that you can show off at the Special Recreation Banquet and at other special events throughout the year.

Program fee: $85 per month/$255 per quarter.


Wednesday – Lat's Put on a Show, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A fun-filled afternoon that consists of music, drama, improvisational activities and more. Participants get a chance to sing their favorite songs and play several different instruments with support from our talented music staff. They will also put on their own play once a year.

Program fee: $125 per month/$375 per quarter.

Thursday – You Be the Critic, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Every week, participants have the chance to be a movie critic. They will watch movies from every time period and genre and then discuss what they liked and what they didn’t.

Program fee: $75/month, $225/quarter

Thursday – What's Cooking, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This program will give participants the opportunity to learn how to make a healthy meal or snack, discover how to make exercise fun, and learn how to make living a healthy lifestyle easy and enjoyable. We will be consulting with a certified nutritionist on the activities we participate in and the recipes we will be making.

Program fee: $120 per month/$360 per quarter.

Friday – Weekly Wild Card, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Game on! Every Friday afternoon our participants will enjoy a day of socialization through a variety of games. The group will experience friendly competition and fun through board games, video games, sports, and other activities.

Program fee: $115 per month/$345 per quarter.

Saturday – Social Group, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Spend time with friends in a variety of activities that promote socialization and leisure planning. Museums, athletic games, snack making, and movies are just some of the ways we'll spend Saturday afternoons. We will go on at least two community outings per month. Clients are required to pay for any admission cost.

Program fee: $75 per month/$225 per quarter.

Helping Hand's Special Recreation


If you have questions, please call 708-426-8281. You can also call our front desk at 708-352-3580 and ask for Special Recreation.

Special Recreation Supervisor e-mail:

Door to door transportation may be included for an additional $50 per month if you are within the driving range.