Day Habilitation

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The emphasis of day habilitation (day hab) is participation in the larger community. When people spend too much time alone, they can become withdrawn and isolated. Being part of a vibrant community engaged in shared pursuits is key to every person’s wellbeing, no matter their ability. Day hab programs at YAI offer people with disabilities a ready-made peer community that engages in skills-building, recreation, and volunteer activities in the neighborhood. They also provide easy access to other forms of support and a pathway to pre-vocational and employment training.

In addition to traditional day hab, YAI offers several Without Walls (WOW) programs whose services are integrated within communities. WOW offers individualized and group activities designed to teach life and community safety skills, build relationships, promote independence, provide volunteer opportunities, and build vocational skills. The focus is on each person's strengths while participating in the larger community. 21+

YAI offers traditional day habilitation in New York City, Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland counties. Day programs run six hours a day on weekdays year-round.

New York City


Zerega Avenue
1241 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462


Nostrand Ave
3353 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229

Remsen St
175 Remsen Street, 12th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Quentin Road
3505 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11234


105 West 33rd Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10120

Madison Ave
290 Madison Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10017

Lenox Ave
210 Malcolm X. Boulevard, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10027


37-11 35th Avenue, 3rd floor, Astoria, NY 11101

211-11 Northern Blvd. Bayside, NY 11361

Kew Gardens
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite C-110, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Long Island

555 Washington Avenue, Brentwood, NY, 11717

217 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY, 11727

999 Fulton Street, Farmingdale, NY, 11735

475 Union Avenue, Westbury, NY, 11590

Hudson Valley

677 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591

33 West Main Street, Elmsford, NY 10523

Rockland Day Hab Without Walls
345 North Main Street, New City, NY, 10956



For more information about applying for Day Habilitation, please call YAI LINK at 212.273.6182