No Limits Alternative Center
Our goal at No Limits Alternative Center is to teach, train and mentor people to be as independent as possible, both in their home environment and on their path to community employment. We offer unique supports and opportunities for our people including meaningful work at minimum wage.
At our Youngstown-Poland Road location those include;
No Limits Café & Bakery – we offer a bakery training site at our Youngstown-Poland Road location called No Limits Café & Bakery. Every person-served has the opportunity to learn some part of the business, be it baking, decorating and packaging cookies, greeting customers, running the cash register, making coffee or washing dishes. No one, regardless of their disability, is denied the chance to contribute and learn. The Café & Bakery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Those who have mastered the skills necessary to work independently can move to community employment at our No Limits Cafe & Bakery located at 5512 Youngstown-Poland road.
Food Services – No Limits offers a hot lunch program three days per week on site. Under the guidance of a retired school cook ‘coach’, and within the support of an enclave, four individuals cook, serve lunch, clean-up and disinfect our commercial sized kitchen. Those who have an interest in cooking for themselves OR who desire to work in the community in food services, learn about health codes and safe food handling.
Cleaning and Maintenance – No Limits trains and mentors individuals who are willing and able to provide janitorial services, both on and off site. We clean all of our own facilities and locations, and have outside contracts with local businesses. This offers employment and valuable skills that carry over to personal living environments.
Participants who are not working on a certain day, and remain at the Center, work on their ISP (Individual Service Plan) goals to further develop their independent living skills. Typical ISP goals include budgeting and money management, continuation of reading and writing skills and basic computer skills and emailing. Day Programming also includes support for the individuals in what is termed ADL (Adult Daily Living). This may include help with hygiene and toileting, reminders for hand washing and feeding or food assistance. Our goal is for every person to feel comfortable and supported.
We further enhance our program with leisure and community based activities such as yoga instruction, professional art instruction, Garden Club, Sports Club, a monthly dance, library visits, craft classes, swim at the Jewish Community Center, picnics, and our absolute favorite activity Lunch-Out-Day!!
Any individual wishing to join a Turning Point day program provider must be identified by the Mahoning / Columbiana /Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities as eligible and MUST be issued a WAIVER through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family services (ODJFS) to pay for those services. Parents and/or guardians can contact their local County Board of DD to begin the process.