Day Services Program

Our Day Services Program is a participant-driven program that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. The program is designed to develop, maintain and increase or maximize independence. Programming is ongoing and takes place 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday. This program is held at the Goodwill Headquarters in Johnston, and multiple outings are scheduled each week to provide opportunities for community integration.


Program Activities:

  • Structured activities that foster acceptance, build self-esteem and improve social skills
  • Crafts, fitness, games and music programming
  • Bi-monthly classes conducted on socialization, anger and stress management, increasing independence and health and wellness
  • Restaurant and shopping outings to enhance financial and social skills
  • Volunteer opportunities in the community



  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old with a diagnosed intellectual disability or mental illness
  • Candidates need to be able to self-medicate and perform activities of daily living independently
  • Candidates must not exhibit behavior that is harmful to themselves or others

Day Services Highlight

Tammy’s Goodwill Journey

Alison Cate |

  Had you walked into Goodwill of Central Iowa’s Day Services program last year, ¬†you would have likely seen a young lady working away at her latest anime illustration between socializing with friends inside the learning center. Tammy was always bursting with energy and enthusiasm, and the minute she connects on a subject matter, whether […]


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